SEOUL – South Korea’s government said on Friday it would respect the United Nations nuclear watchdog’s review of Japan’s plans. Release water that has been treated with radioactive substances It leaked into the sea from the tsunami-destroyed Fukushima nuclear power plant and said it meets international standards.
Seoul Publish your own evaluation After the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) gave the green light to Japan’s plan this week, despite signs of safety concerns and consumer backlash in some neighboring countries.
“Based on the review of the contaminated water treatment plan presented by Japan, we have confirmed that the concentration of radioactive materials meets the standards for marine release. Therefore, the plan meets international standards, including those of the IAEA,” Ban Mun said. said Mr. Government Policy Coordination Office Minister Kyu said at a press conference.
“Therefore, the plan meets international standards, including those of the IAEA,” he said.
Pan said South Korea respects the IAEA’s findings because the report is based on a task force of global experts established by established international organizations.
Plans to release treated water from the Fukushima plant are also not expected to “significantly affect our waters,” Bang said.
South Korea has its own review of Japan’s plans to release more than 1 million tons of processed radioactive material, most of which was used to cool a reactor destroyed by the March 2011 tsunami.
Mr Bang said South Korea’s assessment was contingent on implementing the plans Japan had laid out and would be subject to further review if there were any changes.
President Yoon Seok-yeol administration Despite the plan being controversial among local consumers concerned about safety, the Japanese government has taken a delicate stance on Japan’s proposed release as it seeks to improve ties with Tokyo. are taking
The announcement comes as IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi is due to arrive in South Korea on Friday for a three-day visit to present the IAEA’s findings after the IAEA approved Japan’s plans this week. was broken
Lawmakers from South Korea’s main opposition Democratic Party of Korea held a press conference on Thursday urging Japan to consider other ways to treat wastewater, such as burying it underground or evaporating it.
Grossi will also meet with South Korean Foreign Minister Park Jin during his visit.Reuters
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