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IAEA Officials and International Experts Visit Japan for the Second Mission to TEPCO and METI under the Safety Review of the Handling of ALPS Treated Water at TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station

November 11, 2022

 From 14th to 18thNovember, IAEA officials and international experts will visit Japan to conduct a mission focused on TEPCO and METI, under the auspices of the IAEA’s Safety Review on ALPS treated water at TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station.

  1. This will be the second visit to Japan by IAEA officials and international experts, focused on TEPCO and METI, under the IAEA’s safety review. The first mission was conducted from 14th to 18th February this year. A report from that mission can be found on the IAEA website.
  2. The Government of Japan will continue its cooperation with the IAEA to ensure the safety of ALPS treated water as well as the reliability and transparency of its handling. It also remains committed to making efforts to promote better understanding in the international community regarding the handling of ALPS treated water.

ALPS treated water is water which is processed by devices such as ALPS (Advanced Liquid Processing System) to ensure that the concentration of 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 in to the sea so that concentration of all radioactive materials including tritium will be far below the regulatory standards for safety.


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