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Japan’s TEPCO will begin submitting to the government a timetable for the discharge of nuclear polluted water next month

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According to the nuclear polluted water discharge schedule of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, Tepco shall apply to the Japan Atomic Regulatory Commission to review the implementation plan for the discharge of nuclear polluted water before the discharge begins. (AFP

,The nuclear polluted water discharge schedule of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, Tepco shall apply to the Japan Atomic Regulatory Commission to review the implementation plan

apan’s Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) stated at the Japan Atomic Power Regulatory Commission meeting on the 19th that TEPCO will gradually submit to the committee a determined schedule of nuclear polluted water discharge from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant from next month. .

According to Japanese media reports, the nuclear-polluted water discharge schedule of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, Tepco shall apply to the Japan Atomic Regulatory Commission to review the implementation plan for the discharge of nuclear polluted water before the discharge begins. The review includes the concentration of tritium, which is a radioactive substance diluted by seawater. Equipment design, equipment performance confirmation, nuclear-polluted water discharge procedures, etc. After the plan was approved, Tepco proceeded to build equipment and strengthen the monitoring of radioactive materials in the ocean.

Ban Nobuhiko, a member of the Japan Nuclear Regulatory Commission, pointed out at the meeting that “this is a contest against time.” Taking into account all possible disputes, he asked Tepco to deal with them independently. The Atomic Regulatory Commission proposed on the same day that, in addition to the construction time and the application review time, it is hoped that Dongdian Electric will indicate when the review must be completed to avoid the tension of nuclear-contaminated water storage tanks. TEPCO said it will try its best to reply next month.

On March 11, 2011, a magnitude 9.0 earthquake occurred in the waters near Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. Affected by this, the cores of units 1 to 3 of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant operated by TEPCO melted down. TEPCO continues to inject water into the containment of Units 1 to 3 to cool the reactor core and recover sewage. As of March this year, 1.25 million tons of nuclear-contaminated water has been produced in the nuclear power plant, and the amount continues to increase.

On the 13th of this month, the Japanese government officially decided to discharge the above-mentioned nuclear-contaminated water into the sea after being filtered and diluted. Emissions will begin in about two years, and the emission period is expected to last 20 to 30 years.

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