DENGKIL, August 26 – The Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation (MOSTI), through the Atomic Energy Licensing Board (Atom Malaysia), the regulatory body for atomic energy in Malaysia, consistently looks to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) as its primary reference for overseeing nuclear activities. Regarding the release of treated water into the Pacific Ocean by the Japanese Government, the IAEA has concluded that the approach and activities for releasing water treated by the Advanced Liquid Processing Systems (ALPS) are consistent with relevant international safety standards.
The IAEA’s findings suggest that the controlled discharge of treated water into the sea is conducted in stages and poses negligible radiological impact to both humans and the environment. MOSTI, in collaboration with the European Union, has deployed a Gamma Spectrum Water Monitoring Station (GSWMS) to monitor any potential increase in radioactivity levels in the country’s waters in real-time, serving as an early warning detection system. Data from this station is monitored 24/7 at the National Center for Nuclear Emergency Management Response (NCNRM) at the Atom Malaysia headquarters in Dengkil, Selangor.
Based on Atom Malaysia’s current monitoring efforts, there have been no detected increases in radioactivity levels in the country’s waters as a result of these activities. MOSTI is deeply committed to addressing public concerns and will continue to closely monitor the radioactivity levels in the country’s waters through Atom Malaysia.