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Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant contaminated water, after all… “Protect our oceans!

May 21, 2022

Environmental Groups Perform Against Ocean Discharge of “Contaminated Water from Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant 
Japan’s Nuclear Regulatory Commission Virtually Approves Ocean Discharge of Contaminated Water

Members of an environmental citizens’ group perform in front of the Japanese Embassy in Jongno-gu, Seoul, on the morning of March 20 in opposition to the ocean discharge of radioactive water from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.

 
Members of environmental citizen groups, including the Korean Citizens’ Center for Environmental Health and the Sea Committee of the Environmental Movement Coalition, held an emergency press conference in front of the Japanese Embassy in Jongno-gu, Seoul, on the morning of March 20, and made their opposition to the oceanic discharge of radioactive water from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant clear.

Members of environmental citizen groups shout slogans against the oceanic discharge of radioactive water from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in front of the Japanese Embassy in Jongno-gu, Seoul, on the morning of March 20.

Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority effectively approved Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s plan to mix radioactive water from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant with seawater and discharge it into the ocean starting next spring on March 18. TEPCO plans to treat the contaminated water with a multinuclide removal system (ALPS) and then dilute it with seawater to lower the tritium (triple hydrogen) concentration before discharging it into the sea. Once the approval process is complete, TEPCO plans to obtain the consent of the local authorities in charge and begin construction of facilities for the discharge in earnest. We collected photos of the site.

Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority effectively approved TEPCO’s plan to mix radioactive water from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant with seawater and discharge it into the sea starting next spring on March 18.

Members of an environmental citizens’ group perform in front of the Japanese Embassy in Jongno-gu, Seoul, on the morning of March 20 in opposition to the discharge of radioactive water from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant into the sea.

Jung Hyo Kim, Reporter (Inquiries: japan@hani.co.kr)
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S. Korea denies report of alleged approval of Japan’s Fukushima water release plan

May 20, 2022

SEOUL, May 20 (Yonhap) — South Korea on Friday denied a Japanese media report claiming the Seoul government agreed to Tokyo’s plan to release radioactive water into the ocean from the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant.

Earlier this week, a Japanese news agency reported that the new Yoon Suk-yeol government appears to be planning to have consultations with Japan on the premise that Tokyo will discharge contaminated water as planned, while the former Moon Jae-in government objected to the plan.

“Our government has never gone for Japan’s Fukushima water release plan. We are concerned about some arbitrary and subjective media reports,” Seoul’s foreign ministry said in a text message sent to reporters.

The ministry vowed utmost efforts to come up with “needed responses to have the contaminated water be disposed in a way that meets international laws and standards and in a safe manner from objective and scientific perspectives,” while continuing consultations with Japan.

In April 2021, Japan announced a plan to start discharging the radioactive water into the sea in 2023 in what is expected to be a decadeslong process, as all storage tanks at the Fukushima plant are expected to be full as early as fall of 2022.

Earlier this week, Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority gave initial approval for Tokyo Electric Power’s discharge plan, with final approval likely to come following a 30-day public comment period.

Protestors from civic groups stage a protest rally in front of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul on May 20, 2022, to voice their objection to Japan’s decision to discharge water into the sea containing radioactive materials stored at the Fukushima nuclear power plant. (Yonhap)

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