Berlin, June 6 (ZXS) -- The IAEA Board of Governors held its June meeting at the Vienna International Conference Center from 9 to 6 June. During the meeting, Li Song, Permanent Representative of China to the International Atomic Energy Agency, once again criticized Japan's insistence on discharging Fukushima nuclear-contaminated water into the Pacific Ocean, and urged Japan to earnestly shoulder its responsibilities, face the legitimate concerns of the international community with a scientific attitude, and not allow Fukushima nuclear-contaminated water to endanger the international marine environment and human health for a long time.
The picture shows Li Song speaking. Photo courtesy of the Permanent Mission of China in Vienna
Li Song said that June 6 is World Environment Day, and June 5 is World Oceans Day. This week of the Council is a week in which the world is concerned about the safety of the marine environment. Even the fishermen of Fukushima are calling for protecting the sea, not just Japan. However, on the opening day of the council, TEPCO released a report showing that the radioactive elements in the harbor of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in May this year exceeded the limit, and the radioactive element cesium content reached 6,8 becquerels per kilogram, exceeding the standard stipulated by Japan's food sanitation law by 5 times. On the same day, TEPCO began injecting seawater into the tunnel of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant to discharge contaminated water, stepping up preparations before the discharge into the sea.
The picture shows the scene of the council. Photo courtesy of the Permanent Mission of China in Vienna
Li Song stressed that Japan completely ignores its international obligations, ignores international maritime security and human health, ignores the widespread doubts and strong opposition of the international community, including its own people, and ignores the authority of the International Atomic Energy Agency. The Japanese side cannot listen to opposition at home and abroad and does not allow other countries to express their legitimate concerns, which is a thief's heart, and is extremely selfish and irresponsible!
Li Song said that Japan has repeatedly entangled the term "nuclear contaminated water", claiming that it wants to discharge "treated water" purified by a "multi-nuclide treatment system", and even equates Fukushima's nuclear contaminated water with discharged water under the normal operation of nuclear power plants around the world. This quibble, which defies scientific common sense, is shocking. As we all know, the water discharged from normal operation of nuclear power plants will not come into direct contact with the reactor core, and will be treated by a mature system and strictly tested to meet the standard; The contaminated water from Fukushima, on the other hand, came into direct contact with the reactor core melted during the nuclear accident and contained more than 60 radionuclides. Japan's treatment system specially designed to treat Fukushima's contaminated water has not been verified by a third party for its effectiveness, reliability and stability. Even Japan itself admits that the system failed shortly after operation, and that more than 70 per cent of the radionuclide activity of the treated contaminated water exceeded the emission limit.
Li Song pointed out that there is an idiom in China that it is difficult to harvest water. China once again urges Japan to attach importance to the legitimate and legitimate concerns of the international community, earnestly fulfill its international obligations, fully consult with stakeholders, including neighboring countries, and relevant international institutions, dispose of Fukushima's nuclear-contaminated water in a scientific, open, transparent and safe manner, and accept strict supervision by the international community, so as not to allow Fukushima's nuclear-contaminated water to endanger the international marine environment and human health for a long time. (End)