Water containing radioactive substances Chairman of the All Fisheries Federation Tell the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry to oppose the release to the sea October 15 16:26 National Fisheries Cooperative on how to dispose of water containing radioactive substances such as tritium at TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station Chairman Hiroshi Kajiyama of the Union Federation met with Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Kajiyama on the 15th and expressed his strong opposition to the release to the sea, saying that “damage to rumors could have a devastating effect on the future of the fishery.” ..
In response, Minister Kajiyama said, “We take the request very seriously and would like to deepen our consideration.” Regarding the disposal of water containing radioactive substances such as tritium, which is increasing at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, in February, a subcommittee of the government released it into the sea or the atmosphere after diluting it to a concentration below the standard. The government is considering a disposal method, with a report that states that the method is realistic.
Under these circumstances, Chairman Kishi of the All Fisheries Federation met with Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Kajiyama and said, “If it is released into the ocean, it will inevitably cause reputational damage, which may have a devastating effect on the future of the fishery, and the consensus of the fishermen. I’m absolutely against it. “
In response, Minister Kajiyama said, “When deciding on a disposal method, it is essential to take a thorough response to the effects of rumors. We would like to take the request seriously and deepen our consideration.”
Various opinions have been expressed regarding the disposal of water containing tritium, etc., and the government plans to consider these opinions and reach an early conclusion on the disposal method.
Tell the Minister of the Environment
Mr. Kishi, Chairman of Zenyoren, also met with Minister of the Environment Koizumi and shared his thoughts.
On the other hand, Minister Koizumi said, “Among the issues that cannot be avoided nationally, no matter what decision you make, you must take your thoughts into consideration before making a decision. Once the decision is made, the Ministry of the Environment will continue to make efforts to gain the trust and understanding of fishermen in Fukushima and throughout the country. ”