Kyodo News reported that Japan’s Tokyo Electric Power Company will begin preparations today for the second discharge of contaminated water (Japanese government name ‘treated water’) from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.
Accordingly, Tokyo Electric Power Company puts a small amount of contaminated water diluted in seawater into a large tank and measures the concentration of tritium (tritium), a radioactive substance. If the tritium concentration is confirmed to be below the standard, the second discharge will begin the day after tomorrow (5th) as previously announced.
Tokyo Electric Power Company plans to mix about 7,800 tons (t) of contaminated water with a large amount of seawater during the second discharge period, approximately the same amount as the first, and discharge it to the sea off the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.
The required period is approximately 17 days, and the daily discharge volume is expected to be approximately 460 tons.
Tokyo Electric Power Company announced that trace amounts of four types of radionuclides, including carbon-14, cesium-137, cobalt-60, and iodine-129, were detected in samples of contaminated water to be discharged for the second time, but it was confirmed to meet discharge standards.
Previously, Tokyo Electric Power Company disposed of 7,788 tons of the first discharge of contaminated메이저사이트 water from August 24 to September 11.
In addition, Tokyo Electric Power Company began accepting cases of so-called ‘rumored damage’ caused by discharge of contaminated water the day before.
Tokyo Electric Power Company plans to provide compensation in cases where prices of marine products and agricultural products, etc. have fallen or sales have decreased due to damage caused by rumors, or when costs have been incurred in the process of responding to foreign import bans.
After Japan began discharging contaminated water, China completely stopped importing Japanese seafood, and Russia is also known to be considering an embargo.
The Nihon Keizai Shimbun reported that the damage caused by the discharge of contaminated water is currently estimated at around 10 billion yen (about 90.7 billion won).
Meanwhile, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government is holding an event from the 27th to December 8th that will give points worth up to 1,000 yen (approximately 9,000 won) to those who eat or purchase seafood at sushi shops or fish stores in the province.