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Initial IAEA report confirms safety of Fukushima treated water

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31 Jan 2024 02:01:59 GMT9
31 Jan 2024 02:01:59 GMT9

Arab News Japan

TOKYO: The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Tuesday published a report on its first review of the discharge of ALPS-treated water from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (FDNPS) into the sea.

The report stated it did not “identify anything that is inconsistent with the requirements in the relevant international safety standards. Therefore, the IAEA can reaffirm the fundamental conclusions of its safety review as outlined in the 4 July 2023 Comprehensive Report.”

The review, which was conducted in October 2023, added: “Based on its observations at the FDNPS, the Task Force confirmed that the equipment and facilities are installed and operated in a manner that is consistent with the Implementation Plan and the relevant international safety standards.”

The independent review by the IAEA is intended to ensure reliability and transparency regarding the safety of the discharge of ALPS-treated water into the sea and explain the situation to the international community.

ALPS (Advanced Liquid Processing System) is aimed at ensuring that the concentration of radioactive materials other than tritium meet the regulatory standards for safety.

The July 4 report “IAEA Comprehensive Report on the Safety Review of the ALPS-Treated Water at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station” summarizes a series of reviews conducted by the IAEA before the start of the discharge of ALPS-treated water.

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