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IAEA chief Grossi hints at discord among its Fukushima report experts

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"We do not endorse the plan or recommend this to be done. 

Thanks God we cleared this point!

Now the Japanese won't repeat again and again that they got IAEA's approval.

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Japan could be releasing pure water from the glaciers of Switzerland, and still China would complain.

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He added, however, there were also "certain political agendas" attached to criticisms of the plan, without elaborating.

This.

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As to the climate change, too, scientists differ opinions for the real cause of it. Likewise, there are some scientists who disagree with the IAEA's conclusion that TEPCO's release of nuclear-tainted water is done strictly in consonant with international safety norms.

Which side should we believe, then?

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...one or two of the team of international experts behind its report greenlighting Japan's release of treated radioactive water...

At first, I thought it said gaslighting.

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Did someone say whitewash…or wash that tritium wash….

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"We do not endorse the plan or recommend this to be done. We say this plan is consistent with the standards," Grossi said. "We do not take sides. I'm not on the side of Japan or on the side of China or on the side of Korea. The standards apply to all the same way."

So maybe endorse the cessation of all nuclear power plants and the subsequent weapons created from the left overs….

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Forty Years ? 40 Years ? That is two 2 generations ?

And Not Only The Pacific Ocean will be nuclear-poison.

Is The International Nuclear Authorities Out Of Their Minds?

Not Only The Pacific Ocean Will be Poisoned.

The Atlantic! The China Sea! The Indian Ocean! The Arctic Ocean!

The Antarctic Ocean ! All Fish In The Oceans Of The World Will Be Poisoned!

All Humans And All Animals In The World Will Be Poisoned!

The End Of The World in 2063 !

Is Japan Out Of Her Mind ?

Yes! Yes!! Yes!!!Yes!!!!Yes!!!!!Yes!!!!!!!Yes!!!!!!!!Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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This is all best guess science based on models. Nobody knows what effect the continued release of this water over the next half a century will have in the environment. There is reason for genuine concern. Hopefully there models are correct, but if they are not the whole east coast of Japan could become a radioactive wasteland.

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Wouldn't it be better to just dump the water into some desolate desert that is devoid of life? Just a thought.

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Dr. Helen Caldicott, a leading antinuclear activist, and physician, stated in 2011, after the nuclear disaster, so much radiation was being released from the plant that everyone in the northern hemisphere would develop cancers.

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Sellafield in the UK started in 1947. Since then it has released 90,000 TBq/ of Tritium. TEPCO wants to release 22 TBq/year.

To release the same amount as Sellafield will take TEPCO more than 4,000 years.

Le Hague processing plant in France releases 10 times more than Sellafield.

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Grossi is not lawyer,he is not judge

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If it's so "safe", just start pouring it into the ground around Fukushima, and let it all sweep into the ground water supply. Show the world that it's safe!

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A man you can trust.

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China has imposed already a Japanese food ban. That hurts a lot.

And more bans and sanctions from the Pacific countries will come soon.

Who is to blame?

Will @Roy Sophveason pay up for all the damage?

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""Grossi said the IAEA's report did not amount to an endorsement of the plan and that Tokyo must take the final decision to release the water due to start later this summer.""

This is what we call hand washing on the streets, in other words he is saying Japan is fully responsible and the IAEA has NOTHING to do with the release issue, but that's not how the public is receiving this ! the people are being misled by the media and the government thinking the IAEA has approved the release.

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The IAEA endorsed the report it presented but the final decision lies with the government.

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The most important sentence in the article is the last one.

He added, however, there were also "certain political agendas" attached to criticisms of the plan, without elaborating.

It’s rich for China, the biggest polluter on the planet, to criticize anyone about anything related to the environment.

They know they can and will censor any information within China that their reactors release more than will be released from Fukushima.

It’s politics for their internal consumption to further more hate for Japan and the west within China. The external boogeyman is to blame and distracts people from looking inward to their own problems.

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Phillip bear

   wallace Today 06:34 pm JST

   Dr. Helen Caldicott, a leading antinuclear activist, and physician, stated in 2011, after the nuclear disaster, so much radiation was being released from the plant that everyone in the northern hemisphere would develop cancers.

> Wallace, have you got a reference for that? Though I feel that she has been prone to exaggerate in the past, and be totally incorrect at times, this seems to go beyond that.

I did back in 2011 but I never kept them in the long run. But she said that. Along with the Japanese physicist in New York, Michio Kaku.

All I could find was a piece she did for the New York Times in April 2011, where she wrote …

> “SIX weeks ago, when I first heard about the reactor damage at the Fukushima Daiichi plant in Japan, I knew the prognosis: If any of the containment vessels or fuel pools exploded, it would mean millions of new cases of cancer in the Northern Hemisphere. ”

> This statement is conditional on the containment vessels actually exploding, and refers to more than two million, as opposed to everyone in the northern hemisphere.

I believe I am correct. She frequently spoke like that.

http://edition.cnn.com/2011/OPINION/03/25/caldicott.nuclear.health/index.html

There have been many articles and videos on Caldcott and the cancer caused by Fukushima.

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A very authentic article written by the news reporter.Hats off

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After all, even the Korean government has announced that there is no problem from the previous administration, but it seems that only Koreans can not stop their anti-Japanese activities.

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Dr. Helen Caldicott, a founder of Physicians for Social Responsibility, told a symposium on 'The Medical Implications of Fukushima' held last year in Japan:

"The accident is enormous in its medical implications. It will induce an epidemic of cancer as people inhale the radioactive elements, eat radioactive vegetables, rice and meat, and drink radioactive milk and teas.

"As radiation from ocean contamination bio-accumulates up the food chain ... radioactive fish will be caught thousands of miles from Japanese shores. As they are consumed, they will continue the the cycle of contamination, proving that no matter where you are, all major nuclear accidents become local."

Arnie Gundersen, a former nuclear industry senior vice president, has said: "The health impacts to the Japanese will begin to be felt in several years and out to 30 or 40 years from cancers. And I believe we're going to see as many as a million cancers over the next 30 years because of the Fukushima incident in Japan."

And Dr. Chris Busby, determined that radioactive iodine fall-out from Fukushima damaged the thyroid glands of children in California.

https://theecologist.org/2014/mar/08/no-one-died-no-ones-health-was-damaged-fukushimas-big-lie

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I apologize for my ignorance in advance on this topic, but why they do not boiling the water and let it evaporated, instead of directly poor it in the ocean? There is already so many chemicals spray from the airplanes everyday throw the chemicals white lines released above us, so at least not only us will die but also who ever leave in this planet that wanted to destroy it at all cost!!! I am just saying!!! Or maybe send it up with rockets in the space instead of more satellites of Elon Musk. Solutions are out there but they just want to take the easier and inexpensive solution only?

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Accordin to she/Her/Him/

its a wrap. Nothin to see here, drink up!

All it took was Pennies on the yen…

Twinkles on the toes!

And the Goalpostin stand up routine.

So many posts, they went all in that hombre.

Meanwhile… main man grossis already double checkin the parachute, lifeboats, ermegecny exits.

lunaticToday 07:55 pm JST

China has imposed already a Japanese food ban. That hurts a lot.

And more bans and sanctions from the Pacific countries will come soon.

Who is to blame?

Will @Roy Sophveason pay up for all the damage?

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China. Of course.

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Others use an evaporation chamber.

Not much of a chemist huh

I think you think you scored a point there. I'm curious how you think an evaporation chamber works, and what you think happens to the evaporated water.

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I once read an article in which some members of this Task Force argued that this project should be based on a paper that showed effects on DNA in a study using tritium in mice, but did not take up the issue because the effects on the human body had not been demonstrated.

If this claim is adopted, nuclear power plants all over the world would have to be shut down.

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The IAEA did not do a rigorous job ,too convince the US that their were no WMD in Iraq,that led too 100 of thousands of dead Iraqis,the legal implications of the release,will last Tepco for eternity legally

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Japanese government co dependent on what others thinks ,is a sign of collectives insecurities,needing others too validate their existence

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"I heard that being said ... but again, what we have published is scientifically impeccable."

A rather evasive explanation to the question

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LOL, Korean press actually went to Fukushima on July 4th to collect seawater sample to prove Fukushima seawater is unsafe BEFORE the radioactive waste water release. Radioactivity readings were soaring even before approaching the sea, the whole Fukushima area is a nuclear wasteland unfit for human habitation.

The result of the independent Fukushima seawater radioactivity analysis will be revealed shortly.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLHkebCZkWI

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Samit Basu

LOL, Korean press actually went to Fukushima on July 4th to collect seawater sample to prove Fukushima seawater is unsafe BEFORE the radioactive waste water release. Radioactivity readings were soaring even before approaching the sea, the whole Fukushima area is a nuclear wasteland unfit for human habitation.

Rubbish. Check a radiation map for yourself. You don't even live in Japan.

https://jciv.iidj.net/map/

There is another one called SAFECAST.

The result of the independent Fukushima seawater radioactivity analysis will be revealed shortly.

Korea was part of the IAEA team and accepted the results.

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Samit Basu

 IAEA COMPREHENSIVE REPORT ON THE SAFETY REVIEW OF THE ALPS-TREATED WATER AT THE FUKUSHIMA DAIICHI NUCLEAR POWER STATION

https://www.iaea.org/sites/default/files/iaea_comprehensive_alps_report.pdf

South Korea says it respects the results of an International Atomic Energy Agency review of Japan's plan to release treated and diluted ...

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I am fine with the result of this. It seems as though the process of releasing the water safely has been thoroughly evaluated by the necessary regulators and evaluating bodies.

That being said, I am sick of Japan's endless environmentalist virtue signalling on other issues. Doesn't matter how much SDGs propaganda they spew - the Japanese are no more or less environmentally friendly than any other modern, developed country.

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