Video Conference Briefing Session regarding the handling of Advanced Liquid Processing System (ALPS) Treated Water at TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station
On 26th July, 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). 37 participants from 33 countries and regions attended the session. It was the 118th session after the FDNPS accident.
- In the session, Ministy of Foreign Affairs and Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NRA) explained the approval by NRA on July 22nd to amend the implementation plan for the installation of ALPS treated water discharge facility at FDNPS, which was followed by Q&A session with the presence of Agency for Natural Resources and Energy.
- 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, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Djibouti, Ecuador, El Salvador, France, Germany, Greece, Guinea, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mauritania, Myanmar, New Zealand, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Singapore, Sweden, Thailand, Uganda, 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 the concentrations of radioactive materials including tritium will be far below the regulatory standards for safety.
Approval of Amendment of the Implementation Plan for Installation of ALPS Treated Water Discharge Facility at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station