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GOJ informally decides to discharge radioactive water into ocean

  • April 9, 2021
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NHK reported at noon that the GOJ is planning to convene a meeting of relevant Cabinet ministers as early as April 13 and make a formal decision to discharge the treated radioactive water from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant into the ocean. According to the network, the GOJ is planning to discharge the treated water in two years after reducing the concentration of tritium in the water to one-fortieth of the government standard. This is reportedly about one-seventh of the WHO standard for drinking water. The network said the GOJ is also planning to strengthen the monitoring of the tritium level in the water in coordination with local governments and the fisheries industry. The GOJ is also planning to obtain the cooperation of the IAEA to disseminate transparent and objective information at home and abroad to avoid harmful rumors.

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