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Director General Grossi to Visit Japan to Present IAEA’s Comprehensive Report on Fukushima Treated Water Release

Vienna, Austria

The Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Rafael Mariano Grossi, will travel to Japan next week to present the comprehensive findings of the IAEA’s safety review of Japan’s plan to release treated water from the Fukushima Daiichi plant into the sea.

During his 4-7 July visit, Director General Grossi will meet with senior Japanese officials and also travel to the Fukushima Daiichi plant where he will inaugurate an IAEA office at the site.

The Director General will hold a press conference at 16:50-17:20pm on 4 July in the Nippon Press Centre Building in Tokyo.

In early 2021, Japan announced its Basic Policy for discharging the water – treated through the filtration system known as the Advanced Liquid Processing System (ALPS) – into the sea and requested the IAEA to review the safety of the plan.

Over the past two years, the IAEA has conducted an extensive, impartial safety review based on three strands – technical, regulatory, and independent sampling and analysis – against international safety standards. These safety standards reflect an international consensus and serve as a global reference for protecting people and the environment from the harmful effects of ionizing radiation.

Last update: 30 Jun 2023

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