Arab News Japan
TOKYO: With Japan set to release contaminated water from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station in the near future, a delegation from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) visited Japan to conduct a review of regulatory aspects concerning the discharge.
The water has been treated with the Advanced Liquid Processing System (ALPS) to ensure that the concentration of radioactive materials other than tritium meets the regulatory standards for safety. The ALPS-treated water will be diluted before it is discharged into the sea so that concentration of all radioactive materials, including tritium, will be far below the regulatory standards for safety.
The delegation and the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) conducted follow-up discussions related to the contents of the report on the regulatory review of handling ALPS-treated water published in June 2022. The report of this week’s review mission is expected to be issued by the IAEA within three months.
Some members of the delegation visited the Daiichi plant to observe the NRA’s inspection facilities related to the discharge of ALPS-treated water.
The government of Japan says it remains committed to making efforts to promote better understanding in the international community regarding the handling of ALPS-treated water.