Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Tritiated Water Disposal Policy Early Conclusion Kajiyama Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry September 25, 18:56
Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Kajiyama expressed his intention to reach an early conclusion after hearing the opinions of the parties concerned regarding the disposal method of water containing radioactive substances such as tritium, which is increasing at TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. It was.
Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Kajiyama visited the Fukushima Prefectural Office on the 25th and had a meeting with Governor Uchibori.
In this, Minister Kajiyama said, "Reconstruction of Fukushima, decommissioning of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant and countermeasures against contaminated water are still the most important, and we will do our best."
In response, Governor Uchibori said, "Steady decommissioning and contaminated water countermeasures are the main premise of Fukushima's reconstruction, and I want you to take responsibility."
Regarding the disposal of water containing radioactive substances such as tritium, which is increasing at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, in February, the national subcommittee dilutes it to a concentration below the standard and then releases it into the sea or the atmosphere. We have compiled a report that says the method is realistic.
Based on this, the government has heard opinions from the local community and related organizations, but there are also voices from the local community concerned about new rumors.
After the meeting, Minister Kajiyama told reporters, "In order not to delay the decommissioning, it is necessary to decide the disposal policy of treated water at an early stage.
We listen carefully to the opinions of the parties concerned and take responsibility. I want to come to a conclusion. "
Regarding measures against rumors, he said, "By deciding the release method, there may be new rumors, but we will discuss with the people concerned and take appropriate measures."