Five facts you should know
Why must ALPS
treated water
be discharged?

The number of giant tanks where ALPS treated water is stored in the area of the Tokyo Electric Power Company’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station is increasing and already exceeds a thousand.
In order to safely proceed with the decommissioning work, which is about to begin picking up speed, the space is needed for the construction of new facilities. It will be necessary to discharge ALPS water and reduce the number of tanks.

Some people have expressed concerns that the tanks may collapse in the event of a disaster, and that the existence of the giant tanks itself may be a cause of reputational damage.

For these reasons, discharging the ALPS treated water and reducing the number of giant tanks is essential work in order to proceed with decommissioning and reconstruction.