October 24. According to Kyodo News Agency, a Japanese government official revealed on the 23rd that the government has decided to abandon the finalization of the treatment water treatment policy for the TEPCO Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant after purification. , It is expected that coordination will still take some time.
At the press conference, Mr. Kajiyama Hiroshi said: “This is not the stage where we can tell the specific time. We will advance this matter in detail.” As for some reports, the cabinet meeting to finalize the policy will be held as soon as October 27. Kajiyama denied that “the government will not be finalized on the 27th.”
Previous reports stated that the Japanese government may decide in the near future to discharge the nuclear sewage stored at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant into the sea, and emphasized that the risk of affecting human health is “very small”. As soon as the news came out, it was immediately met with fierce opposition from local fisheries associations, civic groups and neighboring South Korea.
Before the press conference, the government held a meeting of the No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant Reactor Decommissioning and Nuclear Sewage Countermeasures Team at the Prime Minister’s residence. Regarding the treatment policy of treated water, Kajiyama expressed “it is necessary to further deepen the discussion on what can be done” based on opinions from citizens, local governments and related organizations.
According to the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, the deputy ministers of the provinces who attended the meeting expressed their opinions that it is necessary to pay attention to how to dispose of the treated water and thoroughly take measures against image damage when discharged into the sea. In addition, it was confirmed that in the future, discussions will be deepened and discussions will continue toward the finalized policy.