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Video Teleconference Briefing Session on the current status of Advanced Liquid Processing System (ALPS) - Treated Waterat TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station

April 3, 2020

1. On Friday, April 3, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs organized the 106th Briefing Session on the current status of ALPS - Treated Water at TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (FDNPS) for diplomatic missions in Tokyo through video teleconference system. 27 participants from 18 countries and a region attended the session.

2. At the outset, with an information sheet (PDF)Open a New Window the Ministry of Foreign Affairs explained the Government of Japan’s overall efforts towards decommissioning the FDNPS including the IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi’s remarks on Japan’s efforts related to the ALPS Treated Water [NOTE], which were made during his visit to Japan in this February. Following the explanation, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy explained the overview of the IAEA’s review result on the report of the Subcommittee on Handling ALPS Treated Water, and TEPCO explained TEPCO Draft Study Responding to the Subcommittee Report on Handling ALPS Treated Water publicized on the March 24 this year.

3. After the explanation from the Government of Japan and TEPCO, Q&A session was held.

4. The Government of Japan intends to continue to explain in a courteous and transparent manner the information regarding the situation of the FDNPS to the international community in collaboration with all related Ministries and Agencies.

[Participated countries and a region]
Bahrain, Belgium, Cuba, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Laos, Moldova, Nicaragua,
the Philippines, the Republic of Korea (ROK), Rwanda, Singapore, Switzerland, Turkey,
the United Kingdom, the United States and Taiwan

[NOTE] ALPS-treated water
Water treated through multiple treatment facilities including ALPS (Advanced Liquid Processing System)

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