IAEA N plant water discharge team visit to Japan postponed

Political economics

Tokyo, December 6 (Jiji Press) – The International Atomic Energy Agency has postponed dispatch of a task force to Japan to verify the safety of the planned discharge into the sea of ​​treated water containing radioactive tritium , the Japanese Ministry of Industry announced on Monday.

The postponement came after Japan in principle banned new entries from foreigners amid the spread of the novel omicron variant of the novel coronavirus.

The task force was due to make the trip in mid-December as part of the IAEA’s work to verify the safety of the Japanese government‘s plan to dump treated water from Tokyo Electric Power-stricken Fukushima into the ocean. Company Holdings Inc. No.1 nuclear power plant in northeastern Japan.

Instead, the IAEA will host an online meeting this month. He plans to postpone the task force’s visit to Japan to January next year or later.

In addition to IAEA officials, experts from 11 countries including the United States, China, South Korea and France were due to travel to Japan as part of the task force to visit Factory No.1 of Fukushima.

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