Food Partner Network News On April 13, South Korea’s Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) announced that South Korea strongly regrets the Japanese government’s decision to discharge sewage from the Fukushima nuclear power plant into the sea. Opposing Japan’s release of polluted water into the ocean, the South Korean government immediately responded to public safety, stating that any measures that endanger national health are unacceptable, and will work with the international community to promote a thorough inspection of the entire sewage treatment process. Plan to take action.
First, the import of aquatic products from 8 prefectures near Fukushima, Japan is prohibited, and the imported aquatic products shall be thoroughly monitored for radiation and origin control.
Secondly, monitoring of tritium radiation has been expanded from 54 locations in domestic waters to 71 locations in the domestic waters of Korea since last year, and the frequency of surveys of the main seawater inflows into 6 locations has been increased from once to 4 times a year.
At the same time, the radioactivity detection time of imported aquatic products has been increased from the original 1,800 seconds to 10,000 seconds, which greatly improved the accuracy of radioactivity detection results and developed a seawater radioactivity detection technology that is 10 times faster.