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Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Expert Meeting on Treatment of Water Containing Tritium | NHK News

2019-09-27T09:37:40.255Z

A meeting of experts from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station discussing the handling of water containing tritium, etc. was held.



Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Expertise Meeting on Tritium Water Treatment September 27 18:34

The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station's meeting of experts in the country discussing the treatment of water containing tritium, etc., was held. Opinions were given that it was necessary to consider the industrial recovery situation.

The water after treating the contaminated water from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant contains radioactive materials such as tritium that are difficult to remove. However, it continues to increase around 170 tons every day.

A state-of-the-arts meeting to discuss this water treatment was held on the 27th, and TEPCO will need to create 10 facilities for advancing the decommissioning in the next 10 years. Renewed the view that it is difficult to continue adding more.

In addition, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry explained to consumers and distributors as countermeasures against reputational damage if water was diluted below the standard and then released into the environment such as the sea. And suggested to do something like that.

Regarding these issues, a member who specializes in reputation issues said, “The measures presented are already being taken and there is nothing new. If water is disposed of, industries such as fisheries that are affected by reputation will be affected. It is also important to think in light of the social timeline, such as how much reconstruction is taking place. "

In addition, another committee member said, “There are various opinions in the area, so please listen carefully.”

The expert meeting will continue to discuss effective methods of using the site of the nuclear power plant and effective measures for reputational damage.

Source: nhk

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