Regarding media report of an alleged fake document of Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- On 14 August, a foreign self-proclaimed “media” reported about a document alleged to be an official telegram of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which states that TEPCO's July 8 measurement of treated water tanks showed that radiation levels significantly exceeded standards, and therefore it was being considered to meet safety standards by replacing ballast water and accelerating dilution of ALPS treated water.
- The above report has no basis in fact. Also, the document alleged to be an official telegram of Ministry of Foreign Affairs is a complete fake.
- The spread of malicious disinformation by any means necessary, such as forging official telegrams of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in addition to the document allegedly containing statements about ALPS treated water by an alleged senior official of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the one alleged to be an internal document of the IAEA Secretariat, is a threat to universal values such as freedom and democracy on which our society is based, and The Government of Japan strongly opposes the disinformation and its dissemination, as it hinders the reconstruction of the affected areas and greatly hurts the feelings of the people who are striving for the reconstruction.
[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 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 so that the concentrations of the radioactive materials including tritium will be far below the regulatory standards for safety.