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Visit of the IAEA Officials to Japan for Preparatory Meeting on Regulatory Review of ALPS Treated Water
at the TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station

February 24, 2022

On 21 and 22 February, IAEA officials and international experts, who visited Japan for the Satefy Review on ALPS treated water at TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (FDNPS), held a preparatory meeting on a regulatory review on ALPS treated water with the Nuclear Regulation Autority (NRA).

  1. The IAEA will conduct a regulatory review on the ALPS treated water, following the signing on the Terms of Reference (TOR) on Reviews of Safety Aspects of Handling ALPS Treated Water at TEPCO’s FDNPS in July 2021.
  2. The components and schedule of the regulatory review, which will be conducted hereafter, were discussed at the preparatory meeting.
  3. By continuing its cooperation with the IAEA, including this visit of the IAEA officials and the international experts, the Government of Japan will continue its efforts to promote an understanding regarding the handling of ALPS treated water in the international community through ensuring safety of the ALPS treated water, as well as confidence and transparency of the handling of the ALPS treated water.

[NOTE] 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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