China News Service, February 8th, according to Kyodo News, the Japanese government is expected to start discharging the nuclear treatment water of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in "around spring and summer". A plan to strengthen seawater monitoring after discharge into the sea.
However, the results of domestic and foreign awareness surveys on the Fukushima nuclear accident show that the international community is strongly concerned about the discharge of nuclear treatment water into the sea.
According to reports, the seawater monitoring plan aims to increase the measurement of the tritium activity of radioactive substances in the surrounding seawater after the nuclear treatment water is discharged into the sea, and has been generally agreed.
Due to the time-consuming analysis of tritium, quick report values with reduced accuracy will also be announced at that time.
Data map: Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.
Japan's Ministry of the Environment carried out measurements 2 to 4 times a year at 36 locations centered around nuclear power plants in fiscal 2022.
The measurement sites for 2023 have been adjusted, and a total of 35 sites have been selected.
Among them, three locations near the discharge outlet about 1 km offshore of the nuclear power plant will be measured once a month after the discharge starts.
For about 10 locations, including the vicinity of the discharge outlet, quick report values will be announced once a week.
At the same time, the Ministry of the Environment will also strengthen monitoring of radioactive substances other than tritium in some locations.
However, according to Kyodo News on the 7th, the results of the awareness survey on the Fukushima nuclear accident showed that respondents in Japan and abroad were strongly concerned about the impact of nuclear treatment water on products in Fukushima Prefecture. The Japanese government’s response to the damage to the image The initiative did not go deep into overseas regions.
Regarding the question "If the water is disposed of and discharged into the sea, how do you think about the safety of food produced in Fukushima Prefecture", 93% of Koreans think it is "very dangerous" or "somewhat dangerous", the highest proportion among all the countries surveyed.
Other countries and regions other than Japan think that the proportion of "dangerous" exceeds 60%.
Regarding the Japanese government's initiative to "purify the radioactive substances in the treated water, reduce them to the standard value and then discharge them into the sea", more than 40% of the respondents in countries and regions including Japan answered "No." Know".
Japan's Kyodo News reported that compared with the survey results in 2017, concerns about Fukushima products in many countries and regions have decreased, but South Korea has hardly changed and is still at a high level.
The analysis pointed out that although the Japanese government and Fukushima Prefecture released relevant information on their official websites and held briefings overseas, they still failed to dispel the concerns of the international community.
It is reported that this domestic and foreign awareness survey on the Fukushima nuclear accident will be carried out in March 2022. It will be conducted online with a total of 3,000 people aged 20 to 60 in 10 countries and regions in Asia, Europe and the United States, including Japan.