Japanese media: The government may officially decide to discharge the sewage from the nuclear accident into the sea after this month

  Original title: Japanese media: The government may officially decide to discharge the sewage from the nuclear accident into the sea after this month

   Xinhua News Agency, Tokyo, October 24th According to a Japanese media report on the 24th, the Japanese government may make a formal decision on the “discharge of polluted water from the Fukushima nuclear accident into the sea” after October. Previously, Japanese media reported that the Japanese government would make this decision on the 27th of this month.

  According to Japan’s Yomiuri Shimbun on the 24th, Japanese Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Hiroshi Kajiyama said after a cabinet meeting on the 23rd that the Japanese government will A decision was made on the discharge of polluted water into the sea in the Fukushima nuclear accident. It is not yet time to reveal the timing of the decision. Both the Yomiuri Shimbun and the Asahi Shimbun reported on the 24th that the Japanese government may make a formal decision on the discharge of polluted water from the Fukushima nuclear accident into the sea after October.

   Previously, Japanese media reported that the Japanese government will hold a cabinet meeting on the 27th to make a formal decision on the “discharge of polluted water from the Fukushima nuclear accident into the sea” , It is estimated that it will take two years to prepare for the discharge, and it will take about 30 years for the existing 1.2 million tons of polluted water to be completely processed and discharged.

   Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said during his visit to Indonesia on the 21st that he would decide on the above-mentioned contaminated water treatment plan as soon as possible. Japan’s Atomic Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman Toyoshi Matata said on the 21st that the contaminated water from the Fukushima nuclear accident was diluted and discharged into the sea under the premise of relevant standards, and would not have an impact on the marine environment and marine life. However, some Japanese media pointed out that the radioactive tritium in the contaminated water treated by Tokyo Electric Power Company is difficult to remove, and other radioactive substances will remain in the sewage.

The    “discharge of polluted water from the Fukushima nuclear accident into the sea” program has been strongly opposed by the National Fisheries Association of Japan and local fishermen in Fukushima. Most people in Japan believe that nuclear Discharging sewage into the sea is irresponsible.

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