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Video Conference Briefing Session to the Government of the Republic of Korea
on the Current Status of Advanced Liquid Processing System (ALPS) Treated Water
at TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station

December 4, 2021

On 3rd December, 2021, a video conference briefing session for the Government of Republic of Korea (ROK) was organized on the current status of ALPS Treated Water at TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (FDNPS). (Japanese side: Ministry of Foreign Affairs(MOFA), Agency for Natural Resources and Energy(ANRE) / Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry(METI), and TEPCO. ROK side: relevant governmental bodies including Office for Government Policy Coordination, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nuclear Safety and Security Commission, Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety and Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries)

  1. In the session, the Japanese side explained the outline of TEPCO‘s report of assessment of radiological impact on humans and environment of discharging ALPS treated water into the sea announced on November 17th by TEPCO, which was followed by Q&A session.
  2. Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy explained that the Government of Japan will take measures based on the international standards and international practice by fully taking into account the impact on the environment as well as health and safety of people. TEPCO explained the radiation impact on humans and the marine environment according to internationally recognized methods on humans were significantly less than the dose limit for the general public.
  3. The Government of Japan continues to explain the situation of the FDNPS to the international community in transparent manner in close collaboration among all the related Ministries and Agencies.
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 meets the regulatory standards for safety.

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