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A team of experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency proposed that TEPCO consider discharging less harmful radioactive water from the Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant into the sea as one option as a solution of contaminated water accumulating at the site.

Juan Carlos Lentijo, the team leader, told a press conference in Tokyo,”Controlled discharge is a regular practice in all the nuclear facilities in the world. And what we are trying to say here…is to consider this as one of the options to contribute to a good balance of risks and to stabilize the facility for the long term,”

The IAEA experts offered the proposal among other advice after completing a 10-day review of Japan’s ongoing efforts to scrap the Fukushima Daiichi plant. It is the second time that the U.N. nuclear watchdog has sent a team of experts for such a purpose.
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IAEA recommends discharging Fukushima radioactive water to the sea (Asahi Newspaper)


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