China News Service, March 7th According to a report by Japan's Kyodo News Agency on the 7th, the Japanese government's discussion on the treatment of the Tokyo Electric Power Company's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant wastewater has been significantly delayed. The last meeting of the Japanese Government Committee was held at the end of 2018, and it has been more than two months since. The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, as the Bureau of Affairs, said that it was not because the schedule of the members of the small committee was difficult to coordinate, but if the discussion was long overdue, the tank improvement plan and the reactor scrap schedule may also be forced to make adjustments.
It has been reported that the purified water contains radioactive substances. Regarding how to deal with it, the Japanese Government Committee originally intended to hold a hearing in August 2018. After listening to the national opinion, it intensified its discussion of the summary conclusions. However, before the hearing was held, it was found that there were other radioactive material residues besides cockroaches. The concealed practices of the Japanese government and TEP have raised questions from outsiders. Many people objected that long-term preservation should be studied, and then the relevant discussions stalled.
In addition to the five methods of injecting strata, discharging into the sea, evaporating, discharging hydrogen, and burying underground, the Japanese Small Committee will use tanks for long-term storage as an option, but the government and Dongdian's position cannot be permanently preserved. Discussion of the method of deliberation still takes time.
The emissions that are considered to be the most powerful option are opposed by fishery-related people, and making local explanations and obtaining consent will be a major problem. In addition to the construction of drainage equipment, the work must be approved by the Atomic Energy Regulatory Commission. The chairman of the Regulation Committee, Konita Toshihiro, believes that the time taken to achieve emissions will be on a yearly basis, and the specific schedule is difficult to predict.
As of the end of February, the water stored in the storage tank after purification reached approximately 1 million tons. TEPCO plans to ensure that the tank capacity will reach 1.37 million tons by the end of 2020, including pre-purification water, but it will not be determined afterwards. In order to ensure the removal of the space such as the molten nuclear fuel, the tank must be removed in the future, but if the treatment of the water cannot be advanced, the relevant schedule has to be adjusted.