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BOOKLET to Provide Basic Information Regarding Health Effects of Radiation (2nd edition)

Annual Discharge Amounts of Tritium – International Comparison –

Annual Discharge Amounts of Tritium – International Comparison –_Figure

For discharging ALPS treated water into the sea, the Government of Japan has published the policy of maintaining the annual total discharge of tritium at a level below the operational target value that was adopted at Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO)'s Fukushima Daiichi NPS prior to the accident (22 trillion Bq per year).

Tritium is also generated at other nuclear power stations and reprocessing facilities inside and outside Japan and is discharged as liquid waste into the sea or rivers or into the air through ventilation, etc. in compliance with laws and regulations of respective countries.

As shown in the graph above, the limit for the total annual discharge of tritium upon discharge of ALPS treated water, 22 trillion Bq or lower, is at a low level, compared with the amounts discharged from many of the nuclear power stations, etc. outside Japan.

  • Included in this reference material on March 31, 2022
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