The leaders of the main South Korean opposition party warned the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) this Sunday of the negative regional impact of the plan to discharge treated water from the Japanese nuclear power plant in Fukushima.
According to the Europa Press agency, the leaders of the Democratic Party met with the director of the IAEA, Rafael Mariano Grossi, to convey their concerns regarding the plan to discharge treated water from the Fukushima plant.
At that meeting, Grossi promised that the IAEA will monitor all stages of the process and guaranteed that, based on the information that the agency has, the unloading plan is completely safe, despite acknowledging that the concern he raised in the meeting is “perfectly logical”. South Korea.
However, the South Korean opposition does not seem to have been more relaxed: “The IAEA verification was completely partisan in favor of Japan”, accused the parliamentary leader of the party, Woo Won Shik, adding that the organization “has lost all its neutrality and objectivity”.
“I find it regrettable that the IAEA reached its conclusions without thoroughly investigating the impact of the spill on the waters of neighboring countries and that it gave in to a Japan-tailored investigation,” added Woo Won Shik, in statements reported by the official South news agency. -Korean Yonhap.
According to data from the company that manages the Japanese plant, the installation stores about 1.33 million tons of treated water, being almost at the limit of its capacity.
Europa Press recalls that since the earthquake and subsequent tsunami in March 2011, which caused the meltdown of three nuclei by disabling the emergency cooling systems and generating large amounts of radioactive water, this has been accumulating in the power station Fukushima, where it mixed with rainwater and groundwater.