Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) has been faced with spreading rumors of damage since yesterday as it prepares for a second discharge of contaminated water from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. The company plans to initiate the preparatory work on the 3rd of October.
According to reports, TEPCO is currently conducting tests to measure the concentration of tritium, a radioactive substance, in a large tank containing a small amount of contaminated water diluted in seawater. If the tritium concentration is confirmed to be below the standard, the second discharge will proceed on the 5th, as previously announced.
The process of mixing approximately 7,800 tonnes of water is expected to take around 17 days, with a daily release volume of approximately 460 tonnes. TEPCO has stated that the samples of second discharge contaminated water have shown trace amounts of four types of radionuclides, including carbon-14, cesium-137, cobalt-60, and iodine-129. However, these levels are within the release standards.
TEPCO had previously disposed of 7,788 tonnes of contaminated water during the first spill between August 24 and September 11.
In addition to the discharge plans, TEPCO is also dealing with the aftermath of so-called ‘rumor damage’. The company has announced its intention to compensate for any economic losses suffered by fishermen and farmers due to rumors surrounding the release of contaminated water. This compensation will cover the decline in prices or sales of marine and agricultural products, as well as any costs incurred in response to foreign import bans.
China has already halted all imports of Japanese seafood following the water leakage, and Russia is also considering an embargo. The discharge of contaminated water is estimated to have caused damage worth approximately 10 billion yen (about 90.7 billion won) according to Nihon Keizai Shimbun.
Meanwhile, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government is taking steps to promote seafood consumption by holding an event from December 27 to December 8. During this period, customers who purchase seafood from sushi or fish shops in the province will receive points worth up to 1,000 yen (about 9,000 won). In addition, the government plans to subsidize some of the costs for residents and commuters traveling to Fukushima Prefecture during the same period.
It remains to be seen how TEPCO will manage the discharge process and mitigate the impact of rumors on Japan’s seafood industry.
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A contaminated water discharge facility at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Japan
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(Tokyo = Yonhap News) Reporter Park Sang-hyeon = Kyodo News reported that Japan’s Tokyo Electric Power Company will begin preparatory work for a second discharge of contaminated water (Japanese government name ‘treated water’) from the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Daiichi on the 3rd.
According to reports, Tokyo Electric Power Company is measuring the concentration of tritium (tritium), a radioactive substance, after placing a small amount of contaminated water diluted in seawater in a large tank.
If it is confirmed that the tritium concentration is below the standard, the second discharge will start on the 5th as previously announced.
Tokyo Electric Power Company plans to mix about 7,800 tonnes
The required period is approximately 17 days, and the daily release volume is expected to be approximately 460 tonnes.
Tokyo Electric Power Company announced that trace amounts of four types of radionuclides, including carbon-14, cesium-137, cobalt-60, and iodine-129, had been found in samples of contaminated water for a second discharge, but it had been confirmed to meet release standards.
Tokyo Electric Power Company previously disposed of 7,788 tonnes of the first spill of contaminated water between August 24 and September 11.
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In addition, Tokyo Electric Power Company began receiving cases of so-called ‘rumor damage’ caused by the release of contaminated water the day before.
Tokyo Electric Power Company plans to provide compensation if the prices of marine products and agricultural products fall or sales fall due to damage caused by rumors, or if there are costs in the process of responding to foreign import bans.
Rumor damage generally refers to economic losses caused by the spread of unfounded rumours.
After Japan started leaking contaminated water, China stopped importing Japanese seafood completely, and Russia is also said to be considering an embargo.
The Nihon Keizai Shimbun reported that the amount of damage caused by the discharge of contaminated water is currently estimated at about 10 billion yen (about 90.7 billion won).
Meanwhile, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government is holding an event from December 27 to December 8 that will award points worth up to 1,000 yen (about 9,000 earned) to those who eat or buy seafood in stores sushi or fish shops in the province.
During the same period, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government is also holding an event to subsidize some of the costs for residents and commuters traveling to Fukushima Prefecture.
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