Japan PM says Fukushima wastewater release can't be delayed

Japan PM says Fukushima wastewater release can't be delayed

17/10/2021 4:37:00 PM

Japan PM says Fukushima wastewater release can't be delayed

TOKYO: Japan\u0027s new prime minister on Sunday (Oct 17) said the planned mass disposal of wastewater stored at the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant cannot be delayed, despite concerns from local residents. Speaking at his first visit to the facility since taking office, Fumio Kishida said his governmen

TOKYO: Japan's new prime minister on Sunday (Oct 17) said the planned mass disposal of wastewater stored at the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant cannot be delayed, despite concerns from local residents.Speaking at his first visit to the facility since taking office, Fumio Kishida said his government would work to reassure residents nearby the plant about the technical safety of the wastewater disposal project.

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The Fukushima Daiichi plant suffered a triple meltdown in 2011 following a massive earthquake and tsunami.Kishida's brief tour of the facility by its operator, Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, focused on the ongoing decommissioning of the plant, and the massive amount of treated but still radioactive water stored there.

“I felt strongly that the water issue is a crucial one that should not be pushed back," Kishida told reporters after the tour.The government and TEPCO announced plans in April to start releasing the water into the Pacific Ocean in the spring of 2023 over the span of decades. headtopics.com

The plan has been fiercely opposed by fishermen, residents and Japan’s neighbors, including including China and South Korea.Related:Japan’s Okuma Town faces long road to recovery 10 years after Fukushima nuclear disaster | VideoContaminated cooling water has continued to leak from the damaged reactors since the disaster. The water has been pumped up from basements and stored in about 1,000 tanks which the operator says will reach their capacity late next year.

Japanese officials say disposal of the water is indispensable for the plant cleanup, and that its release into the ocean is the most realistic option.Kishida said the government will do its utmost to address concerns the water disposal will hurt local fishing and other industries.

“We will provide explanation about the safety (of the disposal) from a scientific viewpoint and transparency in order to dispel various concerns,” Kishida said.Japan has requested assistance by the International Atomic Energy Agency to ensure the discharge meets global safety standards.

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