IAEA inspects Fukushima contaminated water discharge management capability in Japan

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Ahead of the discharge of contaminated water from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant to the sea, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will conduct a task to check Japan’s management capabilities.

According to the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the like on the 6th, IAEA experts plan to collect seawater and seafloor soil samples near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on the 9th and 12th and secure Fukushima aquatic products to check whether the Japanese side is properly monitoring the radioactive contamination situation.

This inspection is part of the monitoring of the Fukushima area in accordance with the IAEA’s 2013 recommendations, and experts from the IAEA Environmental Research Institute participate.

The Japanese side said that it would increase transparency ahead of the discharge of contaminated water into the sea, and in this year’s monitoring, it consulted with the IAEA to have analysis agencies from Korea, Germany and France participate.

According to the IAEA, through this inspection, the Japanese government will check whether the discharge of contaminated water from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant to the sea is properly carried out after 2023.

(Photo = Yonhap News)

Reference-news.sbs.co.kr

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