Update on Recovery at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station

The Government of Japan has provided an update on recovery operations at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (NPS) to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) as of October 2017, which can be viewed, together with the IAEA’s own assessment, at the following link.

Highlights from the IAEA’s Assessment in the Latest Report:
  • Multiple measures taken to reduce the inflow of groundwater in reactor buildings for addressing contaminated water are acknowledged.
  • Efforts undertaken by the Government of Japan as well as the concerned prefectures and municipalities to implement off-site decontamination are acknowledged.
  • Levels of radioactivity in the marine environment are low and relatively stable.
  • The situation with regard to the safety of food, fishery and agricultural products continues to be stable. Measures in place for monitoring and responding to issues regarding radionuclide contamination of food are appropriate, and the food supply chain is under effective control.

The same information is also available from the following websites:
Contact: International Nuclear Energy Cooperation Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Tel 03-5501-8227