Water containing tritium, etc. “Assuming release to the ocean” Explanation to the local government on October 16th, 16:31
Regarding water containing radioactive substances such as tritium, which is increasing at TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, the government visited local governments in Fukushima Prefecture on the 15th and explained how to dispose of it, including measures against rumors. understood.
According to local sources, the explanation was based on the assumption that it would be released into the ocean.
At the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, the amount of water containing radioactive substances such as tritium remaining after treating contaminated water amounted to approximately 1.23 million tons, and a subcommittee of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said in February that the concentration would be diluted below the standard. After that, we have compiled a report that the method of releasing it into the sea or the atmosphere is realistic.
Regarding this, on the 15th, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry explained the situation regarding the disposal of this water to Futaba Town and Okuma Town in Fukushima Prefecture, where the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant is located.
According to several local officials, the explanation is based on the assumption that it will be released into the ocean, and in order to reduce the concentration of tritium and the damage caused by rumors, a meeting in which the public and private sectors participate is set up immediately to consider specific measures against rumors. It was shown to do and so on.
At the meetings where the government has held seven meetings to hear opinions from local communities and related organizations toward the final policy decision, many opinions were expressed cautiously about the release of the ocean, but from now on, the country will be in the ocean. It is expected that final adjustments will be made centered on the implementation of the release.