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“Treated water” from Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant to be discharged into the ocean around this spring or summer

January 13, 2023

The government has decided to discharge “treated water” from the TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant into the ocean in spring or summer of this year.

At a recently held cabinet meeting, the government decided to begin discharging “treated water” from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant into the ocean “in the spring or summer of this year” after the completion of construction of discharge facilities and inspections by the Nuclear Regulation Authority.

In April of last year, the government decided on a basic policy of starting ocean discharge “in about two years,” and this decision is a more concrete formulation of that timing.

The government has also included a new 50 billion yen fund to be used to assist fishermen throughout Japan who are concerned about reputational damage caused by the discharge of treated wastewater, including the cost of developing new fishing grounds and fuel costs.

Mr. Kobayakawa, president of TEPCO Holdings, said, “For us, risk and safety are our top priorities, and we will carry out our role with the utmost care. (Regarding the understanding of local residents) I don’t think we are in a situation where the understanding of local residents has progressed well yet, so we would like to make every effort to address the various concerns and anxieties of people in various positions, explain them in detail, and foster the understanding of as many people as possible. We will do our best to explain the situation to as many people as possible and to foster their understanding.


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