China News Service, January 28 (Xinhua) According to Yonhap News Agency, Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant discharged sewage into the sea as early as this spring. South Korea's Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated on the 27th that South Korea has been asking Japan to take responsible measures.
An official from the South Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that South Korea and Japan have been conducting close consultations. The South Korean side requires the Japanese side to provide the South Korean side with timely and transparent security information and take responsible countermeasures.
Data map: Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.
The official also said that on multilateral occasions, taking the opportunity of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) regular board meeting and the general meeting in September last year, the South Korean side requested the IAEA to conduct transparent and objective safety verification, and South Korean expert research institutions are actively participating in the IAEA verification. Activity.
The Korean government also discusses the obligations of the Japanese government and the procedures for resolving disputes in accordance with international law, and listens to the opinions of international law experts and scientists at home and abroad to understand the legal and factual situation.
On January 13, the Japanese government held a ministerial meeting on the handling of nuclear-contaminated water from the Fukushima nuclear accident. The meeting confirmed that the discharge of nuclear-contaminated water from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant will begin in the spring and summer of 2023.
It is reported that Tokyo Electric Power Company plans to build a subsea tunnel about 1 km long from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant near the sea to the sea, and discharge the so-called "radioactive material up to standard" nuclear contaminated water after dilution to the Pacific Ocean.