Human Rights, Humanitarian Assistance,Refugees
Response to the Joint Communication from four UN Special Rapporteurs from the Government of Japan concerning ALPS treated water at the TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station
1. On April 20, Ministry of Foreign Affairs received a joint communication from four UN Special Rapporteurs concerning measures on contaminated water management and the situation on handling of ALPS treated water at the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) Holdings’ Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (FDNPS) (English (PDF) / Japanese (provisional translation) (PDF)) through the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).
2. On June 12, the Government of Japan (GoJ) submitted its response (English (PDF) /Japanese (provisional translation) (PDF) ) to the joint communication to the UN Special Rapporteurs via the OHCHR. The response explains the measures implemented by the GoJ on contaminated water management and the situation on handling of ALPS treated water at the FDNPS.
3. The GoJ continues to explain measures taken for contaminated water management and the situation on the handling of ALPS treated water to the international community, in a transparent and courteous manner.
(Reference) ALPS treated water
Water treated through multiple treatment facilities including ALPS (Advanced Liquid Processing System)
[note] 4 UN Special Rapporteurs:
- Mr. Baskut Tuncak, Special Rapporteur on the implications for human rights of the environmentally sound management and disposal of hazardous substances and wastes
- Mr. Michael Fakhri, Special Rapporteur on the right to food
- Mr. Clement Nyaletsossi Voule, Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association
- Mr. Jose Francisco Cali Tzay, Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples
[note] Who are the UN Special Rapporteurs?
The Special Rapporteurs are independent experts appointed by the Human Rights Council and serve in their personal capacities in order to make research and report on specific human rights situations in a country or on specific themes relating to human rights. The view of the Special Rapporteurs is not an official opinion of the United Nations nor its inter-governmental body, the Human Rights Council.