TOKYO, Japan: The Asahi Shimbun each day newspaper has reported that Japan goals to start releasing handled water from the Fukushima nuclear energy plant into the ocean as early as late August.
The newspaper added that the discharge will most certainly come shortly after Prime Minister Fumio Kishida visits the US subsequent week to satisfy with US President Joe Biden and South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol.
During the assembly, Kishida will clarify to Biden and Yoon how the water launch will probably be secure, the paper added.
During a briefing to reporters, Japanese authorities spokesperson Hirokazu Matsuno stated a particular date to discharge the water has been determined.
In July, Japan’s nuclear regulator granted approval for the operator of the tsunami-damaged plant, Tokyo Electric Power, to start releasing the water.
Japan and the International Atomic Energy Agency declare the discharge is secure, however neighboring international locations concern it might contaminate meals provides.