The Japanese government has argued that the reason it has no choice but to discharge contaminated water into the sea is because only then can the Fukushima nuclear power plant be completely demolished.
Claims have been raised in Japan that nuclear reactor demolition work is virtually impossible with Tokyo Electric Power Company’s current level of technology.
Tokyo correspondent Hyun Young-jun reports.
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The biggest justification for the Japanese government’s decision to discharge contaminated water was ‘decommissioning’.
[Fumio Kishida/Prime Minister of Japan (immediately after the decision to discharge water on August 22)]
“In order to realize the revival of Fukushima by proceeding with the decommissioning of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, the disposal of Alpine treated water is a task that can never be postponed.”
The plan is to remove the nuclear fuel from the accident reactor, which amounts to about 880 tons of fuel rods and debris.
However, claims have emerged in Japan that nuclear fuel removal is virtually impossible with current technology.
Dr. Masishi Goto, a Japanese nuclear reactor containment expert먹튀검증, exposed TEPCO’s current level of technology, saying that it was unable to test extract even a few grams of 880 tons of nuclear fuel.
Dr. Goto said in a phone call with MBC that even if nuclear fuel was removed, there was absolutely no way to dispose of it.
[Dr. Goto Masisi/Nuclear reactor expert]
“Chernobyl’s debris (nuclear fuel debris) is still untouched. It is a huge amount and will remain so for decades to come.
Dr. Goto pointed out that it would be unreasonable to remove nuclear fuel over the next 50 years, and criticized that it is unrealistic to dispose of contaminated water tanks for decommissioning without being able to remove nuclear fuel.
Tokyo Electric Power Company, which said it would thoroughly monitor seawater in 10 locations every day for a month after discharge, failed to properly announce the results of its analysis yesterday.
[Tokyo Electric Power Company official]
“The sea conditions were so rough that we couldn’t send out the boat. Because of that, we only collected from two places that could be collected on land, T1 and T2
…” The Japan Fisheries Agency also catches two fish every day and collects three fish per day. They announced that they would announce the hydrogen concentration, but they were unable to catch two fish due to the typhoon.