Inoue Şinci, Minister of State for Science and Technology Policies, sent a video message to the 65th General Assembly of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) held in Vienna.
Minister Inoue said that as part of the Japanese government’s plan, “other substances in the wastewater, including tritium, will be diluted to levels below national standards” accumulated in Fukushima Dai-ichi.
Noting that the waste water will be released into the ocean within two years after the dilution process, Inoue noted that Japan wants to continue its cooperation with the IAEA for the inspection of the plan.
Regarding the plan, Inoue said, “Japan will continue to declare the situation in Fukushima Dai-ichi to the international community in a transparent manner and on the basis of scientific evidence.”
Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide announced in April that the waste water accumulated in the power plant, which was damaged in the earthquake and tsunami that occurred in the region 10 years ago, will be released into the Pacific Ocean.
While neighboring countries China, South Korea and Taiwan reacted to the Tokyo government’s decision, the US “understands” and the IAEA declared that it supports it.