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
- PR material: “FACE the FACTS”(PDF:462KB)
- Current status of ALPS treated water (Briefing material; 28 October, 2020)(PDF:1,295KB)
- “TEPCO Draft Study Responding to the Subcommittee Report on Handling ALPS Treated Water” (TEPCO website)
Status of studies on the handling of ALPS treated water
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 (Japanese)
- The Subcommittee on Handling of the ALPS treated water Report（February 10, 2020）(PDF:2,063KB)
- The Outline of the Subcommittee on Handling of the ALPS treated water Report(PDF:505KB)
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!
＜Handling of the treated water＞
Q3: Why is disposal of ALPS treated water needed?
Q4: Why are two options suggested by the expert committee feasible?
Q5: Is it possible to store or discharge treated water outside of Fukushima Daiichi NPS (FDNPS)？
Q6: Is it possible to store in intermediate storage facilities?
Q7: What are the steps toward the handling of treated water?
＜Characteristics of the treated water＞
Q8: What is tritium?
Q9: Can tritium be removed?
Q10: Does the treated water contain radioactive materials other than tritium?
＜Radiation impact of the treated water＞
Q11: How much is the radiation impact of treated water release?
Q12: What regulatory standards are applicable to the discharge from Fukushima Daiichi NPS (FDNPS)？
＜Countermeasures for possible reputational damage＞
Q13: What kind of countermeasures will be taken for possible reputational damage?
※For more detailed information, please check the following material.
ANRE Special Contents - article on ALPS treated water -
- First priority is given to safety and security Measures related to contaminated water in Fukushima Experts’ advice on ALPS treated water (May 29, 2020)
- Fight against contaminated water: The generation of contaminated water steadily reduced to about one-third (August 8, 2019)
- 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