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Video Conference Briefing Session regarding the handling of Advanced Liquid Processing System (ALPS) Treated Water at TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station

June 21, 2022

 On 21st June, 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). 38 participants from 31 countries, regions and organizations attended the session. It was the 117th session after the FDNPS accident.

  1. In the session, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) explained an overview of the report on IAEA’s Regulatory Review on handling of ALPS treated water conducted in March, which was published by the IAEA on June 16, which was followed by Q&A session.
  2. 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, regions and organizations]
Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Djibouti, Ecuador, European Union, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Iran, Israel, Kosovo, Malaysia, Mauritania, Mexico, Myanmar, New Zealand, Philippines, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Sweden, Turkmenistan, United States of America, Zimbabwe

[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 all radioactive materials including tritium will be far below the regulatory standards for safety.

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