2021-07-01

International Atomic Energy Agency invites Korean experts to participate in Japan’s nuclear sewage discharge inspection team

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China News Service, July 1st. According to South Korea’s International Radio (KBS) report on the 1st, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) recently finalized the selection of South Korean experts to participate in the inspection team of Japan’s pollution discharge into the sea and sent an invitation letter.

According to reports, the Korean government’s recommendation was Kim Hong-seok, Ph.D. from the Institute of Nuclear Safety Technology (transliteration).

International Atomic Energy Agency invites Korean experts to participate in Japan’s nuclear sewage discharge inspection team

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p >On April 26, 350 fishing boats went to sea in Tongyeong City, South Gyeongsang Province, to protest Japan’s plan to discharge nuclear sewage into the sea. Published by China News Agency, Korea Tongying Geoje Environmental Movement Federation. Photo courtesy

According to the report, Kim Hong-Suk is an authoritative expert in the field of radioactive material analysis and evaluation, and currently serves as the South Korean representative of the United Nations Scientific Committee on Atomic Radiation Effects.

In the invitation letter, the International Atomic Energy Agency expressed the hope that Hongxi Jin would provide assistance in the process of monitoring and reviewing Japan’s pollution discharge into the sea to ensure that the Japanese government’s discharge plan is implemented transparently and safely.

When talking about the future work plan, Jin Hongxi said that the official schedule of related work has not yet started.

According to the report, although the specific inspection schedule has not yet been announced, it is expected that the first inspection team meeting will be held before the opening of the Tokyo Olympics.

Previously, the Japanese government’s plan to discharge sewage from the Fukushima nuclear power plant into the sea caused protests and controversies in the international community. The International Atomic Energy Agency subsequently decided to form an international expert group to inspect the process of sewage into the sea.