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IAEA: Japan’s Third Release of Contaminated Water Well Below Tritium Standards

IAEA: Japan’s Third Release of Contaminated Water Well Below Tritium Standards



IAEA: Japan’s Third Release of Contaminated Water Well Below Tritium Standards

On August 24th, when the Japanese government initiated the first release of contaminated water from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, a view of the Onahama Port in Iwaki City, Fukushima. – By Lee Yong-hee, Special Correspondent

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) announced that during an on-site inspection conducted two days after Japan began its third release of Fukushima’s contaminated water, the concentration of radioactive nuclides in the released water was significantly below the established standards.

IAEA: Japan's Third Release of Contaminated Water Well Below Tritium Standards

In a press release on this day, IAEA conveyed, “Experts from the IAEA on the ground have confirmed that the tritium concentration in the contaminated water released during the third discharge is significantly lower than Japan’s operational standards.”

The IAEA also provided assurance that the release operations are progressing as planned without any technical issues.

According to real-time data provided by Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) to the IAEA regarding the discharge, the tritium concentration in the diluted contaminated water was 188 becquerels per liter as of 7:50 PM Japan time. This level is significantly lower than Japan’s operational standard of 1,500 becquerels per liter. The tritium concentration standard for drinking water quality, as stipulated by the World Health Organization (WHO), is 10,000 becquerels per liter.

Since August, Japan has been diluting the contaminated water stored in tanks at the Fukushima Daiichi plant through a process called Advanced Liquid Processing System (ALPS) and releasing it into the ocean.


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