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REGISTRATION NOW OPEN -The 23rd Fukushima Dialogue 28th Nov.

NPO Fukushima Dialogue will organize the 23rd Fukushima Dialogue in cooperation with Japan Health Physics Society (JHPS), The Society for Risk Analysis (SRA), Japan, French Nuclear Protection Evaluation Centre (CEPN) and French Institute for Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN).

You can see the whole programme online through Zoom and the recorded video.

Theme : Sharing about the issues of the ALPS-treated water at Fukushima Daiichi NPP

Date : Sunday 28 November 2021 9:15~16:30 (JST)
   /Sunday 28 November 2021 1:15~8:30 (CET)
   /19:15 Saturday 27~ 2:30 Sunday 28 (EST)

Audiences : Online delivery using Zoom with simultaneous interpretation.
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Programme in detail : please find in this PDF.

This year marks the tenth anniversary of the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.
 In the affected areas, some people and communities have returned to more or less normal life, and they are making progress. One of the remaining and very controversial issue is how to handle the ALPS-treated water collected and kept at the plant site.

In March 2021, the Japanese government revealed the basic policy and their decision to discharge ALPS treated water into the ocean. Although discussions are ongoing with stakeholders, many people are not yet convinced of this decision. We want to know more, talk more, check more and also hear the opinions of other people because we still have doubts. Don’t we all feel this way?  

There is also worldwide interest in the discharge of ALPS treated water. This interest lies not only in the method of discharge but also in the decision-making process associated with it. What are the issues in Fukushima and Japan, and how are they discussed? These are the focus of attention. 

Wherever there is a nuclear facility, there are often disagreements between the operator, the authorities, the general population and the local residents. For example, they dispute how the nuclear facility should be managed , how nuclear waste should be disposed of, etc. 

The Fukushima Dialogue will focus on the topic of decision-making regarding ALPS-treated water. We will listen to those who are concerned about the discharge of the treated water and discuss the issues together. The purpose of the meeting is not to debate “for” or “against”. Instead, we wish participants to share their perceptions of the situation and its challenges. It aims to allow them to think about what should have been done and what should be done.

In the Fukushima Dialogue, there will be two international guests. One is Yves Lheureux of the ANCCLI (National Association of Local Information Committees and Commissions), established in the vicinity of nuclear facilities in France, and the other is Pippa Feinstein. She has been involved in consultations between residents and nuclear facilities in Canada. They will share their experience dealing with similar situations.

Through simultaneous interpretation between Japanese and English, we will also be able to take this opportunity to inform people abroad about the situation in Japan.