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IAEA agrees to support Japan’s plan to release Fukushima water into ocean 

  • July 10, 2021
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Saturday’s Asahi wrote that concerning Japan’s plan to release treated radioactive water from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant into the ocean, the Ministry of Industry announced on Friday that the International Atomic Energy (IAEA) has agreed to support Japan’s assessment of the operation’s impact on the environment and dissemination to the international community of information about the safety of the treated water. As part of its support, the IAEA will dispatch its first team of experts to Japan by the end of this year. The release of the water is expected to take place in two years. Sankei ran a similar report, speculating that the GOJ is hoping that the science-based evaluation by the IAEA will help Japan to dispel concerns in the international community and strong criticism from China and South Korea about Japan’s plan to release the Fukushima water into the ocean. 

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