It is said that the last administrative procedure in Japan was completed without any special problems as the sea discharge of contaminated water stored at the Tokyo Electric Power Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant is approaching메이저사이트.
The Asahi Shimbun reported on the 1st, “The Japan Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s on-site inspection of (contaminated water) discharge facilities began on the 28th and ended on the 30th. There were no problems with the equipment. We will issue a ‘certificate of acceptance’ to TEPCO with the goal of one week later.” The Japanese government makes the regulatory committee’s ‘certificate of pass’ and the final report of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) a precondition for releasing contaminated water into the sea.
The final report of the International Atomic Energy Agency, which is the last gateway to discharge contaminated water, is expected to be delivered to the Japanese government on the 4th. International Atomic Energy Agency Secretary-General Rafael Grosi will visit Japan on the 4th to 7th and meet with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on the first day to deliver a final report on the safety of discharge of contaminated water to the sea. On the 5th, they will visit the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. The International Atomic Energy Agency opens a local office to monitor the situation of contaminated water.
Secretary-General Grossi is also planning to visit South Korea, New Zealand, and the Cook Islands, where public opinion against the discharge of contaminated water is high after finishing his schedule in Japan. It is expected to explain the contents of the report and explain the safety of discharge.
The Japanese government, which will push ahead with the release this summer, has yet to announce a specific date. Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Yasutoshi Nishimura met with reporters on the 30th and said, “We will check and make a judgment on securing safety and handling countermeasures against flooding.”
Regarding the opposition of Japanese fishermen, he added, “I will try to persuade them again and again, including by explaining the contents of the International Atomic Energy Agency report in an easy-to-understand manner.” The Fukushima Prefectural Federation of Fisheries Cooperatives adopted a resolution against the discharge of contaminated water on the same day. This is the fourth resolution by the association to oppose release.
The European Union (EU), which includes 27 countries, has begun procedures to lift the ban on imports of agricultural and marine products from Fukushima. The <Yomiuri Shimbun> reported on the 1st, “The European Commission started the process of voting on the 29th to ask whether or not to abolish (import ban). Most of the member states are participating in the abolition.” If at least 15 of the 27 countries vote in favor and the population of the country in favor exceeds 65% of the total EU, the abolition will be adopted. The newspaper emphasized, “The European Union’s judgment, which was strict on food safety, can affect discussions on deregulation in other countries, including Korea.”