Video Conference Briefing Session regarding the handling of Advanced Liquid Processing System (ALPS) Treated Water at TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station
On 19th July, 2023, a video conference briefing session for diplomatic missions and others in Tokyo was organized regarding the handling of ALPS treated water at the TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (FDNPS). 56 participants from 46 countries and region attended the session. It was the 122th session after the FDNPS accident.
- In the session, considering that IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi visited Japan from July 4th to 7th, Ministry of Foreign Affairs explained an overview of his visit, outline of “Comprehensive Report” that he presented to Prime Minister Kishida on July 4. Subsequently, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy explained for the details of this report, and TEPCOexplained the Practical Arrangements for TEPCO’s exprerimental demonstaration of fish rearing in ALPS treated water between IAEA and TEPCO dated July 5 and starting up of the IAEA office in the area of TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, followed by a Q&A session with those in attendance.
- The Government of Japan continues to explain the situation of the FDNPS to the international community in a courteous and transparent manner in close collaboration among relevant ministries and agencies.
[Participated countries and region]
Angola, Argentine, Australian, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, China, Cuba, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Hong Kong, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Luxembourg, Malawi, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Paraguay, Philippines, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Kosovo, Serbia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Syria, Thailand , United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, Viet Nam,
[NOTE] ALPS treated water
ALPS treated water is water which is processed by devices such as ALPS (Advanced Liquid Processing System) to ensure that the concentration of the radioactive materials other than tritium surely meet the regulatory standards for safety. In addition, it is planned that ALPS treated water will then be sufficiently diluted before the discharges into the sea so that radioactive materials including tritium will be far below the regulatory standards for safety.