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S Korea launches radiation checks on seawater amid Japan’s plan to launch radioactive water

Seoul [South Korea], July 24 (ANI): South Korea on Monday started “emergency radiation tests” on seawater at 108 maritime factors across the Korean Peninsula to ease issues over Japan’s deliberate launch of contaminated water from its crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, South Korea’s Yonhap news company wrote quoting the oceans ministry.

The Oceans Ministry selected 108 extra coastal spots, 75 spots within the east, west and south of South Korea, in addition to the waters off the southern island of Jeju, and 33 spots from extra distant areas to gather samples to verify radioactivity ranges, Vice Oceans Minister Park Sung-hoon stated throughout a press briefing, Yonhap News Agency reported.

The checks shall be carried out two or 3 times per thirty days on every spot, and the federal government will make use of a “rapid analysis method” to attract leads to a swift method, moderately than utilizing conventional inspection strategies that typically take greater than two months.

It will take round 4 days to get the evaluation outcomes, and the federal government plans to announce them when they’re out there, ministry officers stated.

Japan plans to launch radioactive water from the Fukushima plant into the ocean quickly, because the International Atomic Energy Agency discovered Tokyo’s plan to be in keeping with its security requirements after a two-year evaluation, Yonhap News Agency reported.

Earlier this month, the International Atomic Energy Agency launched its Comprehensive Report on the Safety Review of ALPS-treated Water on the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, China Daily reported.

Despite rendering approval, the IAEA’s report identified Japan’s Advanced Liquid Processing System can not take away all of the radionuclides within the nuclear-contaminated water.

Data launched by Japan present over 70 per cent of the ALPS-treated water doesn’t meet requirements and thus wants additional therapy, China Daily reported. (ANI)