South Korean government summons Japanese minister to express regret over Fukushima nuclear wastewater discharge plan
China News Service, August 26. According to Korean media reports, Lee Tong-gyu, Director of the Bureau of Climate and Environmental Sciences and Foreign Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of South Korea, summoned Lim Cheng, Minister of Government Affairs of the Japanese Embassy in South Korea on the 26th to release the Fukushima nuclear waste water from Tokyo Electric Power Company the day before. I deeply regret the plan to discharge the sea.
p > Lee Tong Kyu reiterated that South Korea firmly opposed the decision of the Japanese government to discharge Fukushima nuclear waste water on April 13. He emphasized that the Japanese side should fully communicate with the South Korean side on the Fukushima nuclear wastewater treatment issue, as well as the importance of providing relevant information to the South Korean side, and conveyed the concerns of South Korean citizens.
Li Tonggui also asked Japan to establish a South Korea-Japan consultation mechanism as soon as possible to discuss in detail the issue of nuclear waste water discharge.
Tokyo Electric Power Company announced on the 25th the overall plan of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant to discharge the treated water into the sea. It will build a new subsea tunnel and discharge it about 1km offshore. TEPCO will apply to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for the review of emission equipment in September at the earliest, and start preparations for construction. Emissions will begin around the spring of 2023.