“We will evaluate the safety of contaminated water at the Fukushima nuclear power plant through additional analysis.”

The Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant Water Contaminated Water Inspection Team dispatched by the Korean government held a technical meeting with the Japanese side on the 25th to conclude the official schedule in Japan. announced that it would publish an evaluation of its safety.

Yu Kook-hee, chairman of the Nuclear Safety and Security Commission, and the head of the inspection team for contaminated water in Fukushima, Japan, wraps up the official schedule of his visit to Japan on the 25th and explains the results to reporters at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tokyo. yunhap news

Yoo Kook-hee, head of the inspection team (Nuclear Safety and Security Commission) met with reporters at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tokyo on the same day and said, “We will proceed with the work of analyzing and confirming the data received (from the Japanese side), and when this work is completed, we will disclose the final comprehensive evaluation. ”he said. Regarding the timing of disclosure of the evaluation contents, he showed a reserved attitude, saying, “It is difficult to say definitively.” He said, “Inspection is not the end,” and added meaning, saying, “It was conducted as an extension of the review of the Japanese contaminated water discharge plan from August 2021, and in the process, the parts that must be seen and confirmed are steadily confirmed.” .

In response to the question about the need for additional inspections, Director Yoo replied, “First, we have to organize the things that came out of the site inspections.”

The inspection team entered Korea on the 21st and conducted an on-site inspection of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on the 23rd and 24th.

Director Yoo explained that the meeting focused on discussions on power supply measures in the event of abnormal situations such as earthquakes and tsunamis, procedures for managing nuclide concentration analysis data, and the current status of safety evaluation by the Japan Atomic Energy Regulatory Commission, which reviews polluted water discharge plans. He also looked at the technical background and basis of the evaluation procedure and method in relation to the radiation environmental impact assessment conducted by TEPCO, and requested additional necessary information.

In a press release released on the same day, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan said, “The Japanese government will have high transparency by accepting the inspection team and provide sincere explanations based on scientific evidence.” ”he said.

Tokyo = Correspondent Kang Gu-yeol [email protected]

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