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Japan's standard for the release of tritium from Fukushima is at below 22 trillion becquerels per year.

In 2021 the Kori power station in South Korea released about 49 trillion becquerels of the radioactive material

But let's not get all hung up on facts when there's any opportunity to bash Japan. Good for the South Korean government in not putting up with this nonsense.

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This is the face of pure, anti-Japan hatred.

Nothing to do with "safety" - if it was, why aren't these lunatics protesting to the Korean government for their much larger dumping of radioactive waste in the ocean?

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Great, they got on TV and have something to put on their "Blog"...now you have a POLICE RECORD.

Genius.

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The water is basically harmless and it's on the other side of Japan from Korea.

This is just an excuse to play the victim card, Japan perpetually the boogieman. I'd love a psychologist to explain why some people find so much glee in feeling like they're victims. We have lots of them here in the US, too.

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Never let any opportunity to bash Japan slide by these opportunists.

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@Ossan

Well, the composition is good. The guy is slightly off centered. And his face shows exactly the emotion he might have had at that precise moment (that be regret, pain or whatever might have been in his mind). Plus his light color shirt contrasting the dark navy colors of the cops arresting him, with an even darker background.

Yes, I've seen protestors been dragged away. But not every comment in this website has to be people bickering on each other.

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Everything is radioactive; it is very natural and not worth worrying about. It is the level of radioactive that is the problem. A radioactive level is an asymptote, a horizontal/vertical oblique line whose distance from the graph of a function keeps decreasing and approaches zero but never gets there.

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Low-information clowns.

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Samit Basu

Because Korea isn't dumping Plutonium, Strontium, and Cesium into sea like Japan's doing.

Where do you get the idea that Japan is "dumping Plutonium, Strontium, and Cesium into sea"? Got any source for that?

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I wonder if the Sun didn't shine who would these protesters complain to?

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Not gonna lie. That's a very good, striking picture.

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GarthgoyleToday  08:29 pm JST

@Ossan

Well, the composition is good. The guy is slightly off centered. And his face shows exactly the emotion he might have had at that precise moment (that be regret, pain or whatever might have been in his mind). Plus his light color shirt contrasting the dark navy colors of the cops arresting him, with an even darker background.

It's a news Photograph. Not an Art Photograph. But I'm glad you were moved.

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It’s their right to protest as is hopefully everyone’s. However, protesting whilst breaking established law in the process is at your own peril.

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It must be a misunderstanding.

These so-called protesters might be over zealous lovers of Fukushima seafoods who wanted to buy directly at the Japanese Embassy.

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Samit Basu

Yes, it's called evaporation. No heavy radioactive element such as Plutonium, Strontium, and Cesium are allowed to escape and pollute the ocean for the next 100,000 years when evaporation is used.

Reality check: In the release water, Plutonium, Strontium, and Cesium are already filtered out. The remaining problem is Tritium, which is chemically identical to hydrogen and would be released as water vapor into the atmosphere with evaporation.

You seem unaware of that?

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Is it just me or do all these photos seem STAGED.

Most of the subjects have a SMILE on their face to some extent or a smirk.

Even the cop in the background of the main photo is smiling, practically laughing.

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I'm already past the point of needing to worry about this stuff for my own life. But my kids? Several countries are upset. China won't even allow seafood imports because of it.

I don't know. Isn't there a better way to deal with it? Build silos or bunkers like the US does? Increase the size of treatment facilities? Japan's electricity costs have skyrocketed in less than 3 years. Where is THAT money going?

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GarthgoyleToday  07:10 pm JST

Not gonna lie. That's a very good, striking picture.

What's so striking about it? You've never seen demonstrators get dragged off by the police?

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@Bofington

Isn't there a better way to deal with it?

Yes, it's called evaporation. No heavy radioactive element such as Plutonium, Strontium, and Cesium are allowed to escape and pollute the ocean for the next 100,000 years when evaporation is used.

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South Korea's government has said that it sees no scientific problems with the water release, but called on Tokyo to be transparent during the process.

….

It is not the release of the water in question but rather the sea life contamination and subsequent INGESTION of radioactive waste that is the question.

Nobody knows the consequences but as any Japanese oncologist will confirm, cancer is on the rise in Japan

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