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 May, 2022, 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). 36 participants from 30 countries and regions attended the session. It was the 116th session after the FDNPS accident.
- In the session, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) provide an explanation of the draft review result document of the application for approval to amend the implementation plan to construct the facilities for discharging ALPS treated water at TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, which was compiled by NRA on May 18, which was followed by Q&A session.
- 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 all the relevant ministries and agencies.
[Participated countries and regions]
Argentina, Australia, Bangladesh, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, El Salvador, France, Germany, Guinea, Hong Kong, Iran, Italy, Jordan, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Luxembourg, Maldives, Mexico, Myanmar, New Zealand, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Tonga, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States of America
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. In addition, it is planned that ALPS treated water will then be sufficiently diluted before the discharges.