Video Conference Briefing Session Regarding the Handling of Advanced Liquid Processing System (ALPS) Treated Water at TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station
August 22, 2023
On 22nd August, 2023, a video conference briefing session for diplomatic missions and others in Tokyo was organized regarding the handling of ALPS treated water at TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (FDNPS). 48 participants from 32 countries and regions attended the session. It was the 123rd session after the FDNPS accident.
- In the session, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry explained that the 6th Inter-Ministerial Council for Steady Implementation of the Basic Policy on Handling ALPS Treated Water was held on 22nd August, as well as the outline of the council and Japan’s future measures, and held a Q&A session with those in attendance.
- The Government of Japan continues to explain further the situation of the FDNPS to the international community in a courteous and transparent manner in close collaboration among relevant ministries and agencies.
[Reference] Participated countries and region
EU, Algeria, Argentina, Ukraine, Uruguay, Ecuador, Netherlands, Ghana, Canada, South Korea, Croatia, Trica, Mali, Singapore, Sweden, Sri Lanka, Serbia, Thailand, China, Chile, Denmark, Germany, Tonga, Nicaragua, Norway, Finland, Brunei, USA, Belgium, Hong Kong, Malawi, Malaysia
[Reference] ALPS treated water is water which is processed by devices such as ALPS (Advanced Liquid Processing System) to ensure that the radioactive materials other than tritium surely meet the regulatory standards for safety. In addition, it is planned that ALPS treated water will then be sufficiently diluted before the discharges so that the concentrations of the radioactive materials including tritium will be far below the regulatory standards for safety.
Division in Charge
Nuclear Accident Response Office, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy