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In an interview with the Korean media “EDaily,” Choi Wan-hyun, director of the National Fisheries Science Institute of South Korea, revealed the above policy regarding Japan’s decision to release treated radioactive water. Choi emphasized that “The National Institute of Fisheries Science will take responsibility for investigating the harm to marine products in Japan” and “We will constantly collect and check seawater samples.” In April of this year, the Japanese government decided to release the treated radioactive water stored on the premises of the Fukushima nuclear power plant to the ocean. TEPCO is expected to release the treated water from the Fukushima nuclear power plant after planning the specific release time and method. Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nuclear Safety Commission, Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, Ministry of Science and ICT, Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Food and Drug Safety, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Office for Government Policy Coordination, etc. It was. Before the treated water was released, it decided to promote radioactivity inspection of marine products, strengthening of crackdown on the place of origin, and strengthening of radioactivity monitoring system in domestic sea areas. The National Institute of Fisheries Science, which belongs to the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries (Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries), undertakes radioactivity monitoring work in domestic sea areas such as seawater radioactivity inspection. Since 2011, when the Fukushima nuclear accident occurred, the South Korean government has completely banned the import of marine products from eight prefectures near Fukushima. Since 2013, a total of 32 sites have been conducting radioactivity surveys in the sea area. In particular, the Jeju (Jeju Island) sea area, which is the entrance to the inflow of seawater, is sampled and surveyed twice a month at four points. Choi said, “Experts have different opinions on how much the radioactively contaminated water in Fukushima will affect the waters of Japan.” What is clear is that it will have an adverse effect on the sea area. ” “It is a misconception that’Japan’s release of radioactively contaminated water will not affect Japan’,” he said. “The National Institute of Fisheries Science put in 13 research vessels to collect samples. We will carry out thorough monitoring so that we will not have to worry about marine products. “