The Japanese side should not start the sea discharge without authorization! Foreign Ministry Position

Release time: 2021-04-13 16:30:06  Hits: 40

On April 13, the Japanese government decided to dispose of the nuclear waste water from the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident by ocean discharge.As a close neighbor and stakeholder of Japan, China expresses grave concern over this.

The Fukushima nuclear accident is one of the most serious nuclear accidents in the world, resulting in the release of a large amount of radioactive materials, and has had a profound impact on the Marine environment, food safety and human health.The assessment report of the IAEA expert group clearly points out that if the tritium-containing wastewater from the Fukushima nuclear power plant is discharged into the ocean, it will have an impact on the Marine environment and public health of the surrounding countries. At the same time, the existing treated wastewater still contains other radionuclides and needs further purification treatment.The report of the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Radiation Effect of Atomic Energy also believes that the impact of nuclear waste water from the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident on the Marine ecological environment needs to be continuously tracked and observed.The German Marine Science Research Agency pointed out that the Fukushima coast has the strongest ocean current in the world, from the date of discharge within 57 days, the radioactive material will spread to more than half of the Pacific Ocean, 10 years later spread to the global waters.Greenpeace nuclear experts say the carbon-14 content of Japan's nuclear waste water will remain dangerous for thousands of years and may cause genetic damage.

Japan without end under the condition of safe disposal means, regardless of the question and against both at home and abroad, without consulting with surrounding countries and the international community to fully, unilaterally decided by sea disposal of nuclear waste water at the fukushima nuclear power plant accident, it is extremely irresponsible, will seriously damage the international public health security and the surrounding countries people's vital interests.

The sea is the common property of mankind.The disposal of nuclear waste from the Fukushima accident is not a domestic issue in Japan.We strongly urge the Japanese side to recognize its responsibilities, adopt a scientific attitude, fulfill its international obligations and respond to the serious concerns of the international community, neighboring countries and its own people.Re-examine the disposal of nuclear waste water from the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant, and refrain from initiating the discharge of nuclear waste water into the sea without authorization before full consultation and agreement is reached with all interested countries and the IAEA.China will continue to closely follow the development of the situation together with the international community and reserves the right to make further response.

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