Japanese PM Scheduled to Visit Fukushima Nuclear Plant

Japanese PM Scheduled to Visit Fukushima Nuclear Plant. The visit took place ahead of the final decision to dispose of Fukushima’s waste into the sea. Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida will visit the Fukushima nuclear plant on Sunday 20/8/2023. This visit takes place ahead of the final decision to discharge wastewater from the nuclear facility into the Pacific Ocean. The government is in the final stages when it has to make a decision Kishida said Friday 18/8/2023 after a trilateral meeting with South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol and President Joe Biden at Camp David. Kishida didn’t say when the release of the water would begin. Japan plans to release the waste in Fukushima of as many as 500 Olympic-sized swimming pools into the sea. The radioactive waste water will be released from a nuclear processing facility damag by the tsunami on March 11, 2011.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) last month gave the go-ahead for releasing radioactive water.

But Tokyo delayed releasing the sewage ahead of a meeting in Washington. To avoid stirring up political opposition in South Korea. Plans to release more than one million tonnes of radioactive treat water into the Pacific from a nuclear plant belonging to the. Tokyo Electric Power Company have been criticized by Beijing. China banned some seafood imports from Japan in protest. The release of radioactive water was also oppos by several citizen groups in Japan, South Korea and elsewhere. Japan says it will remove all major radioactive elements from water except the isotope tritium hydrogen which must be dilut because it is difficult to heat. aim to prevent imports of radioactively contaminated food in and out from Japan and ensure the safety of imported food for Chinese consumers according to the paper.

Beijing’s move came after the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said Japan’s release of treated water from the damaged Fukushima power plant would have “negligible” impacts on both humans and the environmen

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