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Japan: Radioactive Waste

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 7819, tabled on 26 May 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Japanese counterpart on the disposal of radioactive waste in the Pacific.

Answered on

11 June 2021

We respect and agree with the science behind releasing treated water from the Fukushima Daiichi site and believe that it will pose no material risk to people or the environment. We also welcome the continuing close cooperation between the Japanese Government and the International Atomic Energy Agency in this matter. The Foreign Secretary has not discussed this issue with his Japanese counterpart.