Under the agreement, Japan and the IAEA will cooperate in overseeing the release of treated water from the nuclear power plant into the sea, Kyodo agency reported, citing the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Within the scope of the cooperation, which includes the supervision of security legislation, an advisory committee will be formed from internationally recognized experts selected from IAEA member countries.
The delegation will audit the reliability and transparency of the plant operator Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) regarding the release of water, and announce the results to the public.
Neighboring countries reacted
Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide announced in April that the water from the Fukushima Dai-içi nuclear power plant, which was damaged in the earthquake that took place in the northeast of the country 10 years ago, will be discharged into the sea.
While neighboring countries China, South Korea and Taiwan reacted to the Tokyo government’s decision, the United States “understands” and the IAEA declared that it supports it.
Capacity is full in 2022
The radioactive substances formed in the pure water, which is used to cool the damaged reactors at the power plant, are decomposed, except for the tritium material, thanks to the Advanced Liquid Processing System (ALPS).
The separated water retained at the facilities and increasing day by day is expected to fill the water storage tank capacity of the Fukushima complex in summer 2022.
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