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Video Conference Briefing Session to the Government of the Republic of Korea on the Current Status of Advanced Liquid Processing System (ALPS) Treated Water at TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station
December 22, 2022
Video conference briefing session for the Government of the Republic of Korea on the current status of Advanced Liquid Processing System (ALPS) treated water was held on December 22, 2022.
On Thursday, December 22, 2022, the Government of Japan organized a video conference briefing session on the current status of Advanced Liquid Processing System (ALPS) treated water at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (FDNPS) for the Republic of Korea. Director-General YUMOTO Keiichi for Nuclear Accident Disaster Response of Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Director-General KAIFU Atsushi from Disarmament, Non-Proliferation and Science Department of Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), and officials from Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA), Ministry of the Environment (MOE), Fisheries Agency and TEPCO, on the Japanese side; and Director-General Yun Hyunsoo from Climate Change, Energy, Environment and Scientific Affairs Bureau of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and officials from Office for Government Policy Coordination, Ministry of Science and ICT, Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, and Nuclear Safety and Security Commission, on the ROK side, attended the session.
During the briefing, the Japanese side provided an overview of the application submitted by TEPCO to the NRA on November 14 for approval to amend the implementation plan for FDNPS (including the revised report of Radiological Environmental Impact Assessment), and an overview of the IAEA’s second review of safety aspects of the handling of ALPS treated water conducted from November 14 to 18. These were followed by a Q&A session with those in attendance.
The Government of Japan continues to explain the situation of the FDNPS including the safety of discharge of ALPS treated water into the sea to the international community in a transparent manner in close collaboration among all the related Ministries and Agencies.
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Nuclear Accident Response Office, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy