Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Kajiyama (right) and IAEA Secretary-General Grossi = Vienna (jointly) exchanging greetings on the 19th.

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Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Kajiyama (right) and IAEA Secretary-General Grossi = Vienna (jointly) exchanging greetings on the 19th.

[Vienna joint]On the 19th, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Hiroshi Kajiyama met with the Secretary-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Grossi, in Vienna, Austria, over the release of treated water from the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant No. 1 to the ocean. According to the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, it has been agreed that the IAEA will begin assessing the safety of treated water in September. The IAEA will dispatch a research team by the end of the year.

Mr. Kajiyama said, “I want to disseminate information to the international community” in a highly objective and transparent manner together with the IAEA regarding the disposal of treated water. Mr. Grossi welcomed the visit, “the concrete realization of collaboration will begin.”

We will proceed with the measurement of the concentration of tritium, a radioactive substance contained in treated water, and the evaluation of the environmental impact of its release into the ocean.