It will be said on Friday that Japan will release more than one million tons of treated water from the disaster-stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant into the sea during decades of operation.
The national daily newspaper Nikkei, Yomiuri Shimbun and other local media said that the material that has been filtered to reduce radioactivity may start as early as 2022.
The decision ended on how to dispose of the water used to cool power plants that were hit by the tsunami in 2011.
Earlier this year, a government team stated that releasing water into the sea or evaporating it are "realistic choices".
As of last month, according to the Nikkei Shimbun, the facility had 1.23 million tons of wastewater.
Environmentalists strongly opposed this proposal, and fishermen and farmers expressed concern that consumers would avoid seafood and fish. South Korea that bans the import of seafood in the region.
South Korea has repeatedly expressed concern about environmental impact.
The Japanese government has considered this issue for more than three years, but a decision is that
Most radioisotopes have been removed through an extensive filtration process, but with the storage of water (which also includes groundwater that penetrates into plants daily And rain) space becomes more and more urgent. But for the remaining substance called tri,
an expert panel suggested in January that discharging water into the sea is a viable option because this method is also used in conventional nuclear reactors.
rit is only very harmful to humans, experts say, large doses. The International Atomic Energy Agency believes that properly filtered water can be diluted with seawater and then safely released into the ocean.
The Yomiuri Shimbun reported that the water will be diluted in the facility before being released, so its concentration is 40 times lower. The whole process took 30 years.
The treated water is currently stored in one thousand large water tanks at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. The tsunami caused by the earthquake occurred nearly ten years ago and the reactor melted.
The plant operator TEPCO builds more tanks, but will be fully filled by mid-2022.