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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

January 30, 2023

On 30th January, 2023, 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). 30 participants from 23 countries, regions and organizations attended the session. It was the 120th session after the FDNPS accident.

  1. In the session, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, and Nuclear Regulation Authority explained the Inter-Ministerial Council Concerning the Continuous Implementation of the Basic Policy on Handling of ALPS Treated Waterheld on January 13 (including basic information about ALPS treated water) and the IAEA’s Second Regulatory Review on the Handling of ALPS Treated Water, which was conducted from Jaunary 16 to 20, followed by a Q&A session with those in attendance.
  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 relevant ministries and agencies.

[Participated countries, regions and organizations]
 Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Cuba, European Union, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Serbia , Singapore, Sweden, United States of America

[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 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 into the sea so that radioactive materials including tritium will be far below the regulatory standards for safety.

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