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The International Atomic Energy Agency backs Japan's plan to discharge treated water from Fukushima



The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Tuesday backed the Japanese government's plan to discharge treated water from the Fukushima plant into the sea

The head of the UN nuclear agency, Rafael Mariano Grossi, met with Prime Minister Fumio Kishida to submit the final report on the water release.

All of IAEA's interim evaluations have been positive and the final report said the water sampling, testing and monitoring plans involved in the release were adequate and fulfilled international requirements.

Grossi, at an earlier joint news conference after meeting with Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi, said the report sums up the IAEA’s work over the past two years and handing it to Kishida marks “an important chapter”.

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