Tokyo, April 16 (Jiji Press)–Japanese cabinet ministers on Friday held the first meeting for discussions on ways to tackle possible reputational damage to fishery and other products from Fukushima Prefecture from the planned release of treated radioactive water at a disaster-crippled nuclear power station into the ocean.
After compiling an interim report in summer, the ministerial forum plans to draw up an action program within this year. Tritium, a radioactive substance, is contained in the treated water because it cannot be removed from the water with current technology.
The ministers also discussed a policy on the payment of compensation related to such negative rumors to affected businesses and others by Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. <9501>, which owns the Fukushima No. 1 plant, damaged in the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
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