US President’s special envoy for climate change Kerry said that Japan’s key to handling nuclear contaminated water at the Fukushima nuclear power plant is to coordinate and cooperate with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and the United States should not be involved in this matter.
China News Agency reported that Kerry, who is currently visiting South Korea, said at a press conference in Seoul on Sunday that the Japanese government has fully consulted the International Atomic Energy Agency on this issue and that the International Atomic Energy Agency has also been established. A strict system has been established, and the United States is very confident about it.
He said that the most important thing at the moment is that the Japanese government continues to coordinate and cooperate with the International Atomic Energy Agency while the IAEA is monitoring the process of discharging nuclear contaminated water into the sea. Kerry also said that the United States believes that the Japanese government has closely cooperated with the International Atomic Energy Agency, and the cooperation will continue.
When asked whether the United States is willing to play a role in Japan’s discharge of nuclear-contaminated water into the sea, Kerry responded that the US government currently does not have any relevant plans.
According to reports, the Japanese government has made a very controversial decision a few days ago, starting to discharge the diluted nuclear wastewater of the Fukushima nuclear power plant into the sea two years later. Although this news aroused strong criticism from many countries and the outside world, the Biden administration, which focuses on climate issues, did not make a statement, and its position has attracted attention.