Take our user survey and make your voice heard.
national

Fukushima nuclear plant water release plan raises worries about setbacks to businesses

29 Comments
By MARI YAMAGUCHI

The requested article has expired, and is no longer available. Any related articles, and user comments are shown below.

© Copyright 2023 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.

©2024 GPlusMedia Inc.


29 Comments
Login to comment

The waterwaste release will be canceled.

More containers will be build.

We all will realize watta useless plan it was.

-17 ( +3 / -20 )

There is not one person on the planet that truly believes with 100% certainty that the release of this water is absolutely safe. Not one person!

-8 ( +8 / -16 )

LindsayToday  06:16 pm JST

There is not one person on the planet that truly believes with 100% certainty that the release of this water is absolutely safe. Not one person!

Sorry to deflate your balloon but there's nothing on this planet that's 100%c certain. Driving a car, taking a plane or train, even riding an elevator is not "absolutely safe".

9 ( +15 / -6 )

ya think??

make TEPCO spend some money! Relocate if they have to and store it in a less earthquake prone area but DON’Tput it in the ocean!

-7 ( +5 / -12 )

The question is would you let your kid swim up current of Fukushima?

Would you?

-9 ( +4 / -13 )

Fukushima radioactive contaminated water that Japan Govt and Tepco and far-rightists intend to dump it into Pacific still contain many kinds of radioactivity such as Strontium 90 or Iodine 129 or Cesium 137 or Plutonium 239 despite after filtering.

But Japanese major media never mention it somehow.

-5 ( +5 / -10 )

I think a much more confident detailed government PR policy on Fukushima nuclear plant water release plan.

Japanese fishing organizations strongly opposed Fukushima's water release, as they worry about further damage to the reputation of their seafood as they struggle to recover. Groups in South Korea and China have also raised concerns, turning it a political and diplomatic issue. Hong Kong has vowed to ban the import of aquatic products from Fukushima and other Japanese prefectures if Tokyo discharges treated radioactive wastewater into the sea.

This is the bottom-line. Japanese fishing organizations need to be won over...

He (Shozugawa) said the release can be safely carried out and trusted “only if TEPCO strictly follows the procedures as planned.” Diligent sampling of the water, transparency and broader cross-checks — not just limited to IAEA and two labs commissioned by TEPCO and the government — is key to gaining trust, Shozugawa said.

Trust...... could be what is missing and crucial.

4 ( +5 / -1 )

Hideomi Kuze

Fukushima radioactive contaminated water….still contain many kinds of radioactivity such as Strontium 90 or Iodine 129 or Cesium 137 or Plutonium 239

Evidence please, unsupported opinion is meaningless noise, substantiate your claim.

0 ( +6 / -6 )

The Plan? To dilute the nuclear-contaminated water with sea water before emptying it into the Pacific Ocean? Why? Is there not enough water in the Pacific Ocean to dilute the nuclear-contaminated water? For forty 40 years to poison all fish in the interconnected oceans of the world? From the Arctic to the Antarctic Oceans?

-6 ( +3 / -9 )

The IAEA reports list what is in the wastewater.

2 ( +4 / -2 )

The IAEA reports list what is in the wastewater.

Correction, the IAEA reports the results of the samples released by TEPCO.

Do you remember when TEPCO was taking ground samples of the radiation 2m above ground?

Do you still trust TEPCO to protect peoples interests?

-4 ( +5 / -9 )

For forty 40 years to poison all fish in the interconnected oceans of the world? From the Arctic to the Antarctic Oceans?

Not just for 40 years.

For as long as Japan uses nuclear plants.

And not just Japan, all countries with nuclear power plants.

These nuclear power plants all dump the wastewater into the oceans.

4 ( +5 / -1 )

""But residents say they feel shikataganai — meaning helpless.""

This is exactly what so many people always tell me almost weakly. this mentality of feeling helpless is exactly what CRPORAT Japan wants the people of Japan to feel so they can carry on with their dirty work.

-6 ( +5 / -11 )

Credibility problems has plagued TEPCO and the J Govt. from before, during and after the disaster.

This is the hole created by mistrust so this radioactive water dumping, even if it's truly safe, won't be accepted by hardly anyone.

This is the blowback of years of secrecy and cutting corners.

3 ( +7 / -4 )

lunaticToday 08:33 pm JST

Correction, the IAEA reports the results of the samples released by TEPCO.

The IAEA takes its own measurements too - it does not just report what TEPCO tells it.

https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/pressreleases/new-report-details-iaeas-independent-checks-of-treated-water-discharge-from-fukushima-daiichi

*The report released today focuses on how the IAEA will conduct its own independent checks of the radiological contents of the water stored in the tanks and how it will analyse environmental samples (for example seawater and fish) from the surrounding environment.*

1 ( +4 / -3 )

Wow me thinks the + - tally’s are a tad suss…

-3 ( +3 / -6 )

Koreans only see what they want to see and believe only what they want to believe.

Japan is always evil and Korea is always righteous.

The numbers and statistics released by Japan are manipulated and completely unreliable.

The IAEA was also bought by Japan, so the numbers they put out must be a lie. That's the usual Korean values.

Dealing with it one by one is just a waste of time.

-1 ( +2 / -3 )

From the article:

Though they are filtered to legally releasable levels...

It should read "filtered to far below international standards and Japanese standards that are more strict..."

3 ( +6 / -3 )

Gotta love the afterthought here. Like this is something completely new. Release or be about to release the water and, "Oh, you know... there might be some backlash!"

-8 ( +4 / -12 )

I am glad they put this pic of an innocent child playing in what will very soon be waters so contaminated with nuclear waste he will be dead by adulthood, or at least he won't be able to have kids himself... or at least, not kids with normal genes. Sorry if that hurts, but it's true.

-14 ( +3 / -17 )

The release of Tritium is not a problem, since regular nuclear power plants release more in normal operation. It is the traces of the other radioactive elements which bother me. I have little confidence in the trouble-plagued system which was supposed to remove them.

0 ( +3 / -3 )

The scientists who said rad water is safe should reassure the many skeptics by taking a swim on the day of the release and also buy all the fishes and lobsters and then have a feast for three months non-stop.

If that will not work then nothin will.

-2 ( +3 / -5 )

If it's safe, there's no need to release it into the sea

If it's unsafe, It should not be release into the sea

-3 ( +2 / -5 )

> Yup. I would also teach him the difference between up current and down current.

Be sure to check his thyroid for nodules too

-5 ( +0 / -5 )

Freshmeat Today  03:38 am JST

If it's safe, there's no need to release it into the sea

If it's unsafe, It should not be release into the sea

I think you are a genius!

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

Login to leave a comment

Facebook users

Use your Facebook account to login or register with JapanToday. By doing so, you will also receive an email inviting you to receive our news alerts.

Facebook Connect

Login with your JapanToday account

User registration

Articles, Offers & Useful Resources

A mix of what's trending on our other sites