The Japanese government on April 9 basically decided to release contaminated water from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the sea, Jiji Press reported.The Japanese government will hold a cabinet meeting on April 13 to make a formal decision.The Japanese public opinion here believes that this move is bound to cause the opposition of Japanese fishermen and the international community.
"There has been no change in the opposition" to releasing contaminated water from the Fukushima Daiichi plant into the sea, Hiroshi Kishi, chairman of the National Fisheries Association, said on April 7, reiterating his opposition to the Japanese government's idea of releasing contaminated water into the sea.In 2015, TEPCO gave a written guarantee to Japan's National Fisheries Association that it would "not release water into the ocean easily".
More than 10 years after the Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan, the problem of nuclear sewage disposal remains unresolved.Last fall, the Japanese government decided to release contaminated water from the Fukushima plant into the sea, but put it on hold because of strong opposition and other reasons.Japanese media analysis said that the Japanese government decided to discharge the nuclear water, the reason may be that the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant storage tanks are about to reach the maximum capacity.Tepco is now adding 140 tons of "treated water" a day, the Yomiuri Shimbun reported, and estimates it will reach the ceiling of 1.37 million tons of storage tanks by September 2022.
"It should not be put on hold for too long," Suga said of nuclear waste disposal during a defense in parliament in March.A course of action will be finalised in due course."Kyodo news agency said the government has been moving toward the earliest April 13 to hold a meeting of the relevant cabinet ministers in the direction of adjustments.Tanks holding contaminated nuclear water could reach their full capacity as early as next summer.Although the government is discussing releasing it into the sea, there is fierce opposition from fishermen, who fear tarnishing their image.In Suga and Kishiro's meeting, whether to get Kishiro's understanding is the focus.Depending on the outcome of the meeting, the schedule of relevant cabinet ministers' meetings may be fine-tuned.
Have Japanese scholars pointed out that the fukushima surrounding ocean is not only to the survival of local fishermen fishing grounds, is also part of the global and the Pacific Ocean, nuclear wastewater discharged into the ocean will affect global migratory fish, fishing, human health, ecological safety and other aspects, so this problem is not just for Japan's domestic problems,It is an international issue involving global Marine ecology and environmental security.
Earlier, Japanese media pointed out that Tokyo Electric Power Company said there is no land to build new storage tanks, but the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant around a large number of high radiation levels and uninhabitable areas, which could be used for new storage facilities.According to the Nuclear Citizens Committee, "large storage tanks for storage on land" or "concrete treatment with mortar" are the best ways to solve the nuclear waste water problem under the current technology, which can ensure that nuclear waste water is properly stored on land.