IAEA approves Japan's decision to dump water from Fukushima into the ocean
Rafael Grossi, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), supported Japan's decision to drain the water purified from radioactive particles from the emergency Japanese nuclear power plant (NPP) “Fukushima-1” into the ocean.
In particular, in his statement, it is noted that such a method to get rid of polluted water “corresponds to world practice”: controlled discharges into the sea are usually used at operating nuclear power plants, if they have previously assessed the safety of this step for the environment.
In addition, Grossi said that the IAEA will help Japan in the process of water disposal, and will also “work closely with Japan before, during and after the discharge of water” to ensure that there are no threats to people and the environment, reports TASS.
We will remind, as the website kp.ru wrote, earlier it was reported that on Tuesday, April 13, the Japanese authorities allowed the water purified from radioactive particles to be drained from the Fukushima-1 nuclear power plant, which was damaged by the earthquake on March 11, 2011, into the Pacific Ocean. China urged its neighbors to reconsider this decision, Russia demanded detailed explanations from Tokyo of all the details of the plan.