According to a Japanese media report on the 24th, the Japanese government may make a formal decision on the “discharge of polluted water from the Fukushima nuclear accident into the sea”
after October, and the specific time of the decision has not been disclosed. Earlier, Japanese media reported that the Japanese government will make this decision on the 27th of this month.
Japanese media previously reported that the Japanese government has recently considered discharging a large amount of stored nuclear sewage into the sea as the nuclear sewage storage tank at
Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Japan is about to be filled. It is estimated that it will take two years to prepare for discharge. There are currently about 1.2 million tons of polluted water. It will take about 30 years for all treatment and discharge.
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said during his visit to Indonesia on the 21st that he would decide on the above-mentioned contaminated water treatment plan as soon as possible.
Japan’s Atomic Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman Toyoshi Matata said on the 21st that the contaminated water from the Fukushima nuclear accident was diluted and discharged into the sea under the premise of relevant standards, and it would not have an impact on the marine environment and marine life.
However, some Japanese media pointed out that the radioactive tritium in the contaminated water treated by Tokyo Electric Power Company is difficult to remove, and other radioactive substances will remain in the sewage.
The “discharge of polluted water from the Fukushima nuclear accident into the sea” plan has been strongly opposed by the National Fisheries Association of Japan and local fishermen in Fukushima.
Most people in Japan believe that the discharge of nuclear sewage into the sea is irresponsible. In addition, South Korea has repeatedly expressed great concern over how Japan handles Fukushima nuclear pollution in recent years.
The South Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs previously stated that it hopes that Japan will consider South Korea’s position when formulating standards for nuclear sewage treatment.