Hayashi: Japan will allocate twom euros to send IAEA experts to Ukraine
TOKYO, May 19 – RIA Novosti. Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi, in his meeting with IAEA Director-General Rafael Grossi, said that Japan will transfer 2 million euros to the IAEA to send the organization’s experts to Ukraine.
Grossi is visiting Japan.
“It is important to prevent accidents at Ukrainian nuclear power plants,” said Grossi, as quoted by the Kyodo news agency.
Also at the meeting, Hayashi said that Japan will also provide 1 million euros to promote research supported by the IAEA in the field of radiation therapy for cancer treatment.
On Thursday morning, Grossi inspected the Fukushima-1 nuclear power plant, where the biggest accident since the Chernobyl accident occurred in March 2011. In February of this year, an IAEA delegation visited the plant to evaluate plans to release tritium water from the Fukushima-1 nuclear plant. The delegation generally commended the preparation process for station operator TERCO and Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, noting that Japan has made significant progress in preparation.
The first IAEA report on water discharge was published in April. Going forward, the IAEA plans to send a team of experts in the second half of this year to assess the compliance of the water discharge with IAEA safety standards and to conduct a final assessment before the start of the water discharge, which is scheduled for spring. 2023.
From the spring of 2023, Japan plans to discharge water purified from all radionuclides, except tritium, at a distance of 1 kilometer from the station.
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