IAEA = Secretary-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Mr. Grossi, visited the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station on the 19th to prepare for the progress of decommissioning work and the release of treated water containing radioactive substances such as tritium. I checked the situation.

The five members of the IAEA, including Secretary-General Grossi, visited the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant on the morning of the 19th and took about two hours to inspect the premises.

The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, which is the secretary general of the Glossi, has been inspected since February, and according to the government and TEPCO, the installation work of the cover to prevent the scattering of radioactive materials is being carried out for the removal of the spent nuclear fuel of Unit 1. It means that we confirmed the situation, the storage status of the treated water, and the procedure for analyzing the concentration of radioactive substances in the treated water.

After the inspection, Secretary-General Grossi said, "Preparations for the decommissioning process and the release of treated water are more advanced than expected." We will work to verify and support the IAEA's announcement by TEPCO and the government. "

Regarding the release of treated water, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved the implementation plan of TEPCO on the 18th, and the IAEA will start the release based on the report of the investigation team made by experts and this inspection. A report summarizing the verification results will be published.