ALPS Treated Water
The Advanced Liquid Processing System (ALPS), a multi-nuclide removal system, removes various radioactive materials from contaminated water.
Outline of ALPS treated water
- Basic Policy on handling of ALPS treated water at the Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings’ Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (April 13, 2021)(PDF:347KB)
PR material of Basic Policy
- Basic policy on handling of the ALPS treated water (April 13, 2021) (PDF:2,691KB)
*This document explains in detail the basic policy for treated water. (29 pages)
Documents of TEPCO
- TEPCO Holdings’ Action in Response to the Government’s Policy on the Handling of ALPS Treated Water from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (TEPCO website; April 16, 2021)
- TEPCO Draft Study Responding to the Subcommittee Report on Handling ALPS Treated Water (TEPCO website; March 24, 2020)
Status of studies on the handling of ALPS treated water
The Inter-Ministerial Council for Contaminated Water, Treated Water and Decommissioning issues
- Basic Policy on handling of ALPS treated water at the Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings’ Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (April 13, 2021) (PDF:347KB)
Team for Contaminated Water and Decommissioning Issues
- “Team for Contaminated Water and Decommissioning Issues” meeting (October 23, 2020) (in Japanese)
- The Outline of the opinions for ALPS treated water (PDF:505KB)
The Subcommittee on Handling ALPS treated water
- The Subcommittee on Handling of the ALPS treated water Report（February 10, 2020）(PDF:2,246KB)
- The Outline of the Subcommittee on Handling of the ALPS treated water Report(PDF:505KB)
- Japanese site
Tritiated Water Task Force (2013-2016)
- Tritiated Water Task Force Report (June 2016, Tritiated Water Task Force) (September 15, 2016)(PDF:2,824KB)
ALPS treated water Q&A
Here, we will answer the questions of ALPS treated water.
If you have questions, please check the answer!
＜Characteristics of the ALPS treated water＞
Q3: What is tritium?
Q4: Can tritium be removed?
Q5: Does the treated water contain radioactive materials other than tritium?
＜Handling of the ALPS treated water＞
Q6: Why is discharge of ALPS treated water needed?
Q7: Why was Discharge into the sea selected as the method of disposal?
Q8: Is it possible to store or discharge treated water outside of Fukushima Daiichi NPS (FDNPS)？
Q9: Is it possible to store in intermediate storage facilities?
＜Radiation impact of ALPS treated water＞
Q10: What regulatory standards are applicable to the discharge from Fukushima Daiichi NPS (FDNPS)？
Q11: What level of radioactive impact will the release of the treated water have?
＜Countermeasures for possible reputational damage＞
Q12: What kind of countermeasures will be taken for possible reputational damage?
Q13: What are the steps toward handling of treated water?
ANRE Special Contents - article on ALPS treated water -
- TEPCO: Tokyo Electric Power Company
- TEPCO:TREATED WATER POTAL SITE
- NDF: Nuclear Damage Compensation and Decomissioning Facilitation Corporation
- NRA: Nuclear Regulation Authority
- MAFF: Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
- Fukushima Prefecture: Food monitoring site
- IRID: International Research Institute for Nuclear Decommissioning
- JAEA: Japan Atomic Energy Agency
- IAEA: Fukushima Daiichi Status Updates
Division in ChargeNuclear Accident Response Office, Electricity and Gas Industry Department, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy