Levels of radioactive tritium in seawater samples analyzed near the facility in northeastern Japan were within safe limits
The first phase of discharging treated wastewater from Fukushima into the sea has taken place angered China The operator of the affected Japanese nuclear power plant announced that it would be completed on Monday as planned.
Radioactive tritium levels in seawater samples were analyzed near the facility in northeastern Japan within safe limits, Tepco said in a statement on Thursday evening.
On August 24, Japan began releasing some of the 1.34 million tons of wastewater into the Pacific that had accumulated since a tsunami shut down the plant in 2011.
Japan insists the oil spill is safe, a view also supported by the UN nuclear agency China has banned all seafood imports from its neighboring country and accused him of treating the sea as a “garbage dump.”
With the announcement of the end of the first phase of the release of 7,800 tons of water on September 11th TEPCO did not give a date for the start of the second unloading.
“Upon completion of the initial discharge, we will conduct an inspection of the entire water dilution/discharge plant and review the operating records of the initial discharge,” he said.
He added that a “leak alarm” was triggered on a wastewater transmission line on Wednesday, but that No leak was detected.
Staff “quickly conducted an inspection in accordance with safety clearance procedures and confirmed that there was no leak of treated water,” the statement said.
Water, This is equivalent to 540 Olympic-sized swimming pools was used to cool the three reactors that suffered a meltdown in 2011 in one of the world’s worst nuclear disasters.
Japan claims all radioactive elements have leaked with the exception of tritium, whose levels are well below safe limits and below what nuclear power plants release during normal operation around the world.
The release of the water, expected to take decades, is intended to create space to begin removing highly dangerous nuclear fuel and debris from destroyed reactors.
Last week, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida publicly ate Fukushima fish to reassure consumers, as did the U.S. ambassador to Japan in a show of support.