Tanks containing contaminated water are seen at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Photo: AP/Hiro Komae/File

IAEA delays Fukushima visit to assess water release due to Omicron


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Seems the universe is against dumping polluted nukified smelly dirty sludgy water that is vile into the clean oceans that we all swim in and fish live in. But yeah! Go ahead and dump away.

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"By the end of the year, the IAEA will hold a working-level meeting online with the industry ministry to examine TEPCO's forecast of the effects of the water discharge, ministry officials said."

Phew! I have no doubt TEPCO's forecast will be both transparent and 100% in the interest of public safety, like their assessment of fault lines before building the plant, and that there wasn't one underneath the site.

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if president of TEPCO is sure that water from Fukushima is safe,let him take bath in it with all of his family and also let him drink it with all his family members.

publicly and online.transparent way.

give us proof and silence worrying public.

this will be much better impact than some silly and meaningless meeting result is know in advance...

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The more and more the IAEA is mentioned in this context, the more it stinks of the following:

a) something unexpected happened, someone made a mistake and e.g. fish are dying in the ocean - "it's the IAEA's fault, they approved it!"

b) tanks with contaminated water rusted, burst, water spilled - "it's the IAEA's fault, we wanted them to approve it and they didn't come!!"

c) everything turned out better than everyone thought, the critics who predicted the death of marine life are now laughable - "you see, you can trust us, TEPCO. We thought it up so well and we told you so! We didn't even need anyone to tell us"

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China's Fuqing Nuclear Power Plant released 52 billion Bq of tritium wastewater in 2020.

South Korea's Kori Facility released 50 trillion Bq of tritium wastewater in 2018.

Canada's Bruce A, B Nuclear Generating Stations released 756 trillion Bq of tritium wastewater in 2018.

The U.S. Diablo No. 1, No. 2 Nuclear Power Plants released 82 trillion Bq of tritium wastewater in 2019.

The U.K. Sellafield Reprocessing Facility released 423 trillion Bq of tritium wastewater in 2019.

France's La Hague Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing Plant released 11,400 Bq of tritium wastewater in 2018.

Japan's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant plans to release 22 trillion Bq per year over a span of several decades. It should be noted that there are countries that release more than 10 times this stored amount annually.

BTW, these numbers don't take into account the tritium vapor released into the atmosphere (France 62 trillion Bq in 2018. U.K. 56 trillion Bq in 2019, China 52 trillion Bq in 2020).

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Ever since the tragic nuclear incident in Fukushima, IAEA has been playing a real low key in advising or helping to sort out the aftermath mess.

Now it is playing the procrastination game again, using Omicron as a shallow excuse..

What an international agency it has been..!

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Its just too risky to come to Japan because of Omicron, yet they don't seem as concerned about the risks of releasing radioactive waste water.

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Whoooo, ideally want nothing to do with this, virus thank goodness.

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A health risk that postponed a health risk.

Isn't that interesting

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Good news, thanks to the viruses, just releasing it all now at once will prevent from any IAEA findings when they come next year. lol

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Omicron more dangerous than nuclear treated water!

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better get that water pumped out before they arrive then.....

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