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Chinese Embassy in Tokyo: Beijing was not invited to analyze water from Fukushima.

Chinese Embassy in Tokyo: Beijing was not invited to analyze water from Fukushima.

China has not received an invitation to participate in the analysis of water discharged from the Fukushima nuclear power plant, but has repeatedly insisted on establishing a monitoring mechanism with the participation of neighboring countries, the Chinese Embassy in Japan said in a statement on Monday.

“China has not received an invitation to participate in the analysis and measurement of radioactive water,” a statement issued by the Chinese Embassy in Japan said.


The report notes that earlier there were media reports that China refused to join the IAEA international monitoring mechanism, but this information is not true.

“China has repeatedly stressed that it is necessary to establish a long-term and effective monitoring mechanism as soon as possible with the full participation of all relevant parties such as neighboring countries,” it said.

It is noted that if Japan is truly confident in its actions to clean up radioactive water, it must respond to this with all seriousness and responsibility.


On August 24, Japan began dumping into the ocean water accumulated as a result of cooling the emergency reactors of the Fukushima-1 nuclear power plant, in which nuclear fuel melted. The water undergoes preliminary purification in the ALPS system, as a result of which the radioactivity of more than 60 types of radionuclides is reduced to parameters below normal. The exception is tritium.

Before discharging water into the ocean, it is first diluted with sea water, bringing the concentration of tritium to 1,500 becquerels per liter, which is 40 times less than the standards adopted in Japan for discharging water into the sea from the operation of operating nuclear power plants – 60 thousand becquerels. It will take 30 years to release this water into the ocean. The IAEA said the plans are in full compliance with international standards, but there are strong concerns in Japan that this could damage the image of Japanese agricultural and fisheries products. Russia and China also expressed concern about the decision of the Japanese authorities. China has completely banned the import of Japanese seafood.