China News Service, September 10, according to Kyodo News, Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry released on the 9th that the Tokyo Electric Power Company’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant has reached an agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on the issue of water discharge from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. The IAEA will dispatch an investigation team to assess the safety of the first nuclear power plant around December.

Data map: Nuclear sewage storage tank of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Japan.

  According to the report, the IAEA will compile reports before Japan's scheduled nuclear sewage discharge in the spring of 2023.

After the discharge started, safety assessments were also continued.

  According to the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan, the investigation team is composed of IAEA and international experts.

The status of the discharged water, the safety of the disposal procedure, and the radiation impact will be evaluated in accordance with the IAEA safety standards.

In addition, analysis institutions in other countries will also participate in the monitoring of radioactive substances in seawater and fish conducted by Japan to increase reliability and transparency.

  IAEA Deputy Director-General Lydie Evlar, who visited Japan for consultations with Japan, inspected the Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant on the 8th.

She inspected the nuclear sewage purification equipment, the storage tank group for storing treated water, and the harbor area where the discharge facility is being discussed, and also exchanged technical opinions with TEPCO.

  Evlar said: "An objective and scientific evaluation will be made. We will listen to all concerns and respond to them."

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