Chinanews.com, Beijing, July 15 (Reporter Guo Chaokai) Regarding the vulnerabilities in Japan’s nuclear power management that once again aroused concern from the outside world, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said at a regular press conference on the 15th that Japan should not try to play tricks. To confuse the people of its own country and the international community, Japan should abandon the practice of shirking blame, take a sincere and responsible attitude, and handle relevant issues prudently in an open, transparent, and scientific manner.
According to reports, Japan’s Tokyo Electric Power Company said on the 12th that the nuclear-polluted water from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant will be diluted with seawater before it is discharged into the sea. However, it takes time to determine the concentration of radioactive tritium in the nuclear-contaminated water after dilution. Perform measurement, but judge whether it meets the standard based on the amount of mixed seawater.
Under this plan, the discharge of nuclear contaminated water will reach a maximum of 500 cubic meters per day.
In addition, Japan’s Tohoku Electric Power Company announced on the 13th that the company’s Onagawa nuclear power plant in Miyagi Prefecture had a hydrogen sulfide leak on the 12th, causing 7 people to be poisoned. The loopholes in Japan’s nuclear power management have once again raised concerns.
On the same day, a reporter asked China about the relevant incident.
Zhao Lijian responded that since Japan’s unilateral and wrong decision to discharge nuclear-polluted water into the ocean in April this year, nuclear waste containers have leaked one after another at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant, and now the Onagawa Nuclear Power Plant has also leaked hydrogen sulfide, which makes people have to worry about the Japanese side. How many undetected leaks remain.
"It is particularly shocking that Tokyo Electric Power Company only intends to save money and save trouble. It plans not to measure the concentration of radioactive tritium in nuclear-contaminated water." Zhao Lijian pointed out that how Japan handles the Fukushima nuclear-contaminated water problem is related to the global marine environment and the international community. Public health, health and safety, is by no means the private matter of a country or a company in Japan.
The Japanese side should face up to the concerns of the international community and should not initiate the discharge of nuclear contaminated water without authorization before reaching a consensus with various stakeholders including neighboring countries and relevant international institutions.
Zhao Lijian said that the International Atomic Energy Agency has established a technical working group on the disposal of polluted water from the Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan, and experts from China, South Korea, Russia and other countries will participate.
Against this background, the Japanese side should not try to use tricks to deceive its people and the international community.
"The Japanese side should abandon the practice of blaming blame, show a sincere and responsible attitude, handle relevant issues prudently in an open, transparent, and scientific manner, and provide full cooperation to the institutional working group, and must not allow the people of the world to make wrong decisions by the Japanese side. Pay the bill." Zhao Lijian said.