IAEA-led team to visit Japan next week to monitor radioactivity of Fukushima wastewater

Arirang News -- Nov 07
International Atomic Energy Agency experts will visit Japan next week... to monitor the radioactivity of wastewater from Fukushima.

Following 2013 IAEA recommendations on marine monitoring, the agency says it will collect seawater samples, marine sediment, and fishery products from coastal waters in Fukushima Prefecture.

Japan says the mission team will include experts from South Korea, Germany, and France.

Starting from 2023, Japan plans to release wastewater from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, which was ravaged by a tsunami and earthquake in 2011.

South Korea and China oppose the idea... because radioactive material called 'tritium' cannot be removed even after water treatment.