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IAEA begins review of Fukushima water release

  • September 7, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 6:30 p.m.
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Tokyo, Sept. 7 (Jiji Press)–The International Atomic Energy Agency on Tuesday launched a review of the planned release of treated radioactive water from the disaster-crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant into the sea.
   

“We’ll cooperate so Japan’s effort can be evaluated appropriately,” Japanese industry minister Hiroshi Kajiyama told a news conference.
   

IAEA officials, including Deputy Director-General Lydie Evrard, will hold talks in Tokyo with officials from the industry and foreign ministries and the Secretariat of the Nuclear Regulation Authority.
   

The IAEA team will also visit related facilities at the Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. <9501> nuclear plant.
   

At a meeting with Japanese officials on Tuesday, Evrard said that her team will discuss the water release plan and related activities to ensure safety and transparency.
   

The Japanese government announced plans in April to discharge the treated water that contains radioactive tritium into the sea, possibly starting in 2023.

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