[Publishing Paper] Report on the 23rd Fukushima Dialogue “Thinking with the world about issues surrounding treated water in Fukushima” was published in Volume 58, Number 1 of Radioprotection, France.

 An English translation of a paper reporting on the 23rd Fukushima Dialogue held in 2021 has been submitted to and published in Radioprotection, the journal of the French SFRP (French Society for Radiological Protection).
 This is an English translation of a paper published in Japanese Health Physics, Vol. 27, No. 2, reprinted with permission from both Health Physics and Radioprotection.
 We believe the publication of the English version is internationally significant because there is a great deal of interest outside Japan in the response to the treated water at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, including the decision-making process and what the local people and stakeholders consider to be the issues involved.

 We would like to thank again all those who took part, shared their opinions and helped organise the event.

Report on the 23rd Fukushima Dialogue “Thinking together about issues of Fukushima Daiichi treated water”

On 27 November 2021, the non-profit organization (NPO) Fukushima Dialogue held the 23rd Fukushima Dialogue meeting in Naraha Machi, Fukushima Prefecture. The theme was “Sharing the situation surrounding Fukushima Daiichi treated water”. It was the 23rd meeting since the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) launched the ICRP Dialogue in Fukushima Prefecture in 2011, which the NPO Fukushima Dialogue took over in 2019. Held in a hybrid form, it was open to the public and has gathered up to 120 participants. The first part was devoted to presentations related to the theme of the meeting: technical aspects, testimonies about local (institutional or not) and foreign (Korea) perception, experiences from abroad of stakeholder involvement in the nuclear field. The second part was devoted to a structured dialogue between a panel of local citizens. The audience was participatory. This article summarizes the fruitful exchanges during these two days.


31, March, 2023