Group to Visit Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant 日擬將含氚廢水排入海 我觀察團赴日了解

The Atomic Energy Council delivered a report addressing Japan's dumping of radioactive wastewater into the sea. It said an eight-member observation group will travel to Japan on March 23 and visit Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant's Unit 1 Reactor on March 25.


The Japanese government intends to dump radioactive wastewater from Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant's Unit 1 Reactor into the sea. A team from the International Atomic Energy Agency visited Japan from Feb. 14 to 18 to learn more and collect seawater samples for independent analysis and verification. Taiwan asked to participate, but was rejected. The Atomic Energy Council said on March 21 that an eight-member observation team will leave for Japan on March 23 and visit the plant on March 25.

Hsieh Shou-shing, Minister, AEC: “They are scheduled to leave on a flight at 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday. We weren't able to explain the reason right at the start. Apart from this reason, there was also the biggest reason, which is that we worried there would be changing.”

AEC Minister Hsieh Shou-shing told the legislature that the trip is five days long but the actual number of working days is only 1.5. One entire day will be spent at the plant to learn more about wastewater equipment and facilities. Opposition legislators said the group should follow the IAEA and collect seawater samples.

Wan Mei-ling, Legislator (KMT): “Are you sure the IAEA didn't (collect seawater)?”
Hsieh Shou-shing, Minister, AEC: “Yes, this is what the latest information that we have tells me.”
 Wan Mei-ling, Legislator (KMT): “Okay. I think we should do this if necessary.” 

An independent legislator said the names of the group members need to be disclosed to ensure its capabilities. The AEC responded that the Council of Agriculture, Ocean Conservation Administration, and Environmental Protection Administration all wanted to send their people, but decided not to participate this time following a videoconference. Another legislator demanded that the group submit a report within a month after returning to Taiwan.

 

 

 

針對日本福島第一核電廠,規劃要將含氚廢水排入海洋,國際原子能總署IAEA已在2月14至18日派調查團前往了解,並採集海水樣本,要進行獨立分析驗證。台灣雖爭取一同前往,並未成行,原能會今日證實,台灣8人觀察團,將在23日前往日本,並在25日到福島第一核電廠。

原能會主委謝曉星回應國民黨立委林奕華:「預計呢在禮拜三下午3點15分搭機出發,我們不敢在第一時間說明的原因,除了這個原因以外,還有最大的一個原因,我們怕有些變故。」

原能會主委謝曉星今日上午前往立法院教文委員會進行業務報告,不過他表示,5天行程真正工作天約1天半,有一整天在福島核電廠,實地了解廢水相關設備與設施。針對國際原子能總署IAEA採集海水樣本,在野黨立委也要求原能會觀察團比照辦理。


國民黨立委萬美玲問:「IAEA沒有做到這一塊(採集海水)確定嗎?」

原能會主委謝曉星表示:「是的,我們現在最新的訊息告訴我是這樣。」

萬美玲接著指出:「但必要的話,我覺得還是要爭取一下。」

不過無黨籍立委黃國書認為,若不公開8人名單,恐對觀察團功能大打折扣。原能會回應,先前農委會、海保署、環保署都有意派人,不過在透過視訊釐清問題後,此次先不加入。民進黨立委何欣純則要求觀察團於返國後,一個月內提交報告。

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