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Kishida, Fukushima nuclear power plant contaminated water discharge “can’t be delayed”

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After visiting Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant
“Think of seeing a lot of tanks”

After visiting the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on the 17th, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said “we cannot delay” the discharge of contaminated water. The photo shows a contaminated water tank stored inside the site of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Fukushima = Kyodo News

Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced on the 17th that he would carry out the Japanese government’s policy of discharging contaminated water from the Fukushima nuclear power plant to the sea after diluting it through an ALPS.

According to Kyodo News, Prime Minister Kishida visited the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, where the nuclear accident occurred 10 years ago during the Great East Japan Earthquake, on the same day and told reporters, “I can’t wait to see how many (polluted water) tanks are standing at[Fukushima nuclear power plant]” I felt deeply. It is important to explain with transparency.” Prime Minister Kishida added, “There are many tasks to be done, and I felt that such an accident should never happen again.”

The Japanese government came up with the idea of ​​removing most radionuclides by filtering contaminated water stored in a tank installed at the Fukushima nuclear power plant site with ALPS, etc. is in progress The actual release is expected to start in the spring of 2023, according to the government’s decision in April of this year to release it two years later.

At a meeting with TEPCO executives after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant tour, Prime Minister Kishida said, “Decommissioning is a prerequisite for revival (the affected area),” he said. The decommissioning of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is currently in progress, and the reason that the contaminated water stored in the tank was discharged was to secure the space necessary for the decommissioning operation.

This is Prime Minister Kishida’s first visit to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant since taking office on the 4th. He visited Iwate and Miyagi prefectures the day before, as well as the Tofuku region, which was heavily damaged by the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011, on a two-day itinerary. It is interpreted to emphasize the will to overcome the earthquake damage and stimulate the local economy to local voters ahead of the general election.

Tokyo = Jinju Choi correspondent




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