July 5 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Rafael Grossi, met this Wednesday with residents of the Fukushima prefecture to try to alleviate the “doubts” that he himself acknowledges generated by the discharge of water from the plant nuclear power, especially among the fishing sector in the area, and has defended that these works comply with all the necessary guarantees.
Already on Tuesday, the IAEA gave the final go-ahead for the discharge of the water that is still retained at the plant, after considering that the treatment to which it has been subjected guarantees a minimum risk to the population and the environment, since the radioactive presence It has been practically eliminated in its entirety, as the Japanese government has also been defending.
“I do not have a magic solution for the doubts and concerns that there may be,” admitted Grossi, who has promised that the agency he heads will help Japan for “decades”, “until the last drop of water has been released safely “, according to the NHK television network. The IAEA will install a permanent mission at the plant.
Over the past two years, the organization’s task force has carried out five missions to Japan and published six technical reports on the matter. In addition, expert teams have visited the area on several occasions to analyze the situation, which is also closely monitored by other countries in the area, due to the repercussions it may have in the region.
The mayor of the city of Iwaki, Uchida Hiroyuki, has demanded more information, as has the fishing sector. The union that brings together the fishermen in the area already spoke out in June against the government’s plans and has again demanded this Wednesday that the political authorities and the company directly responsible for the plant (TEPCO) take charge of the possible bad image that catches in this area of Japan may have from now on, affected in 2011 by an earthquake and a tsunami.