An experimental test of the water treatment process for drinking water at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant is being carried out by Japanese researchers.
It was developed to monitor the water quality of drinking water stored at the facility in the event of an earthquake and tsunami.
The testing is being conducted by a joint research project between the University of Tokyo and Tohoku University.
Read more about water treatment in Fukushima Dai-ichi A Japanese scientist tested the water for radioactive contamination by adding a radioactive isotope to water that was treated by the facility’s radioactive water treatment plant.
The results of the test are expected to be published in the next few weeks.
Dr. Masahiro Takahashi, head of the lab, said that the results of this test are a proof of concept that can be used in other places in the world.
“I think it’s important to understand how much radiation is in the water,” he said.
Takahashi said that if the results show that the water is contaminated, it would mean that the drinking water supply is not safe.
He said that they are conducting a follow-up test to verify whether the water from the water plant is safe.
We have not done this test on the water stored in the plant yet, he said, and so far we have not tested it on the groundwater in Fukushima.
While the results will be published, they were not directly related to the potential for a tsunami, Takahash said.
But, he added, it could be possible to test the water to see if it’s contaminated.
As a precaution, the lab will test water that is stored at a water treatment facility for radiation.