Japan’s dream flew away… There is no ‘welcome statement’ for the release of G7 contaminated water

While the Japanese government plans to discharge radioactive material contaminated water stored at the Tokyo Electric Power Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the sea this summer , it failed to elicit a ‘welcome statement’ from the leaders of the seven major countries먹튀검증 ( G7 ) to create friendly public opinion. The final joint statement announced on the 20th by the leaders of the seven major countries (G7) included a response to the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, which had an explosion accident due to the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11,

2011 . In a statement, they said, “We welcome the transparent efforts with the International Atomic Energy Agency ( IAEA

) based on scientific evidence along with steady progress in the decommissioning of the Fukushima nuclear power plant .” Regarding the discharge of contaminated water from Fukushima to the sea, “The International Atomic Energy Agency’s independent decision to ensure that the discharge of water treated with the Multi-Nuclear Species Removal System (ALPS) is conducted in accordance with International Atomic Energy Agency safety standards and international law, and does not cause any harm to human health or the environment . We support verification of identity,” he stated. Leaders of seven major countries welcomed the decommissioning of the Fukushima nuclear power plant, but only stated that they supported the International Atomic Energy Agency’s verification of the discharge of contaminated water into the sea. This was the G7 held in Sapporo, Hokkaido on the 16th of last month.

) This is the same content as the joint statement adopted at the Climate, Energy and Environment Ministerial Meeting. In the statement at this summit, while the overall volume related to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant was reduced, only the phrase “we recommend that Japan proceed with the plan in an open and transparent manner while closely communicating with the international community” was omitted.

The Japanese government intended to facilitate the discharge of contaminated water from Fukushima with the support of seven major countries with the goal of this Hiroshima summit, but a joint statement was made at a meeting of climate, energy and environment ministers from the seven major countries, which are the responsible ministries, against opposition from European countries such as Germany. Failed to put the phrase ‘Welcome’ in .

At the time, Japan’s Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Yasutoshi Nishimura held a press conference explaining the contents of the joint statement, saying, “We welcomed Japan’s transparent response based on scientific evidence and steady progress toward decommissioning, including discharge of treated water from (Fukushima) to the sea.” After explaining, the German environment minister, who was sitting next to him, refuted, saying, ‘We cannot welcome the discharge of treated water’. In the end, it ended with Minister Nishimura admitting his mistake, saying, “I said a little wrong.”

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