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The IAEA will lie and cheap and do anything to promote nuclear power.

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IAEA: Japan making progress on Fukushima water release plan

The end of that plan, water that no one want to drink or use in any kind is being released to sea.

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You call that progress ?

Releasing treated radioactive wastewater into the ocean.

You don't havd to be an expert to know that it can't be done without negatively impacting the environment.

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Isn’t it just a question of opening valves?

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Releasing treated radioactive wastewater into the ocean.

not fully treated. Don’t eat fish from the east coast from Hokkaido to Nagoya. Around Nagoya the sea currents push it off to Hawaii and West coast of US and Canada.

also highly radioactive ionizing radionuclides that are not collected and flow through the reactor sites into the groundwater system. Plutonium has been found on Ibaraki beaches.

IAEA doesn’t advertise this.

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Plutonium has been found on Ibaraki beaches

Really I cant find anything about this can you please provide a link to this information so I can fact check it.

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Good old Japan will have to keep dumping poison into the marine environment forever…

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The problem is that the IAEA is not discussing the issue with anybody but the people interested on the release, which makes the whole thing seem biased and forced towards one single decision from the beginning.

Meeting and explaining things with those that will be affected would do a lot of good to justify the decision that will be made, but I don't think it will happen.

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This water is not particularly radioactive or dangerous. Dilution in the ocean is the only and best solution.

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This team of experts do include those from South Korea and China in case you don't know

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If any other country had planned to do this they would have been bashed and warned against doing so. But since it’s Japan and the US supports Japan regardless of how much mess they create they’ll get a pass on this as well!

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If the radio active water is not a threat to anyone, why then is it held in large pools of water, why isn't the water dumped in the lakes in Japan, why is the water being dumped in the open waters, why can't we swim in the water this summer? I mean C'mon people. We are not uneducated. We know what a lie is and what the truth is.

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There's some entities in the international community that are offering to treat the water to filter out all radioactive elements.

Its untrue the Japanese narrative that there's no better way.

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If the radio active water is not a threat to anyone, why then is it held in large pools of water, why isn't the water dumped in the lakes in Japan, why is the water being dumped in the open waters, why can't we swim in the water this summer? I mean C'mon people. We are not uneducated. We know what a lie is and what the truth is.

Not updated, I am afraid to say. The water in the tanks is planned to be re-treated before releasing. Taking this chance, IAEA experts and those guest experts from SK and China should visit reprocessing facilities in SK, France, Canada, UK on their way back too.

If any other country had planned to do this they would have been bashed and warned against doing so. But since it’s Japan and the US supports Japan regardless of how much mess they create they’ll get a pass on this as well!

Any other country could have been releasing even more toxic substance into the sea in secret

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@kenji

Are you saying that other countries ditch radioactive waste, so is fine that Japan does it too?

Is that your stance?

If it is so, then you have a very infantile psyche.

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This water is not particularly radioactive or dangerous. Dilution in the ocean is the only and best solution.

Would you like a glass to drink. I bet you don't last more than 6 days.

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oh wow seems like about 4 people want to drink it.

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@Bokuda

Are you saying that other countries ditch radioactive waste, so is fine that Japan does it too?

What IAEA including experts from the most critical neighbors are doing here in Japan Huh? Japan does WHAT?

All other nations with nuclear plants and reprocessing facilities should go through the same level of thorough investigation by IAEA experts periodically.

Guess you don't even know how Wolseong Nuclear Power Plant in South Korea had been like.

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@kenji

Now the blame goes to IAEA

Japan is just a victim.

....please, pretty please, open your eyes and look at yourself before blaming others.

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@bokudaToday  09:03 pm JST

@kenji

Now the blame goes to IAEA

Japan is just a victim.

....please, pretty please, open your eyes and look at yourself before blaming others.

Blaming IAEA? You have comprehension problem. I asked YOU what IAEA was doing in Japan. Japan openly accepted investigation by IAEA and Japan has not done anything yet except welcoming IAEA to thoroughly look into the planned project.

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oh wow seems like about 5 people want to drink it.

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virusrexApr. 30  11:14 am JST

The problem is that the IAEA is not discussing the issue with anybody but the people interested on the release, which makes the whole thing seem biased and forced towards one single decision from the beginning.

Discuss what? Nuclear physics with fishermen?

The water being dumped is not yet finished being filtered. Everyone has been told this and it has been widely reported.

The remaining tritium is a low-level beta emitter and not a gamma emitter. Everyone has been told this and it has been widely reported.

The concentration of tritium will be far below all international standards of tritium levels for drinking water. Everyone has been told this and it has been widely reported.

The water will be released over years, not at once, to further reduce the concentration of tritium.

All nuclear plants release tritium. Chinese and Korean plants continually release a higher concentration of tritium than what will be released over time from Fukushima.

The concentration of tritium in the released water will be less than the concentration that was released when the plant was operating.

Everyone knows this and it has been widely reported.

DPOTI

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JamesApr. 30  07:27 pm JST

Would you like a glass to drink. I bet you don't last more than 6 days.

You don’t know what you’re talking about. It will be safer than the water coming out of your faucet, whether you’re in Japan, the US or any country.

DPOTI

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@peter

So tell me.

What are your sources?

Is it TEPCO? Any other sources?

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No TEPCO sources. Google it and you’ll find voluminous information by scientific groups and organizations.

I can explain it again for you, but I can’t understand it for you. That’s your job.

DPOTI

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Only TEPCO knows what is in that water.

When you say that is filtered, you say so because you believe what TEPCO tells you.

TEPCO lied so many times about the radiation to us, they lost all credibility.

Now I repeat again. What is your source? You got any source other than TEPCO?

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The IAEA, comprised of experts from many nations has been testing. So has Fukushima prefecture.

Did you know that the boiling water reactors at Fukushima produce the lowest levels of tritium to begin with compared to other types?

Did you know that tritium weak beta particles have a half life in the body of only 10 days and is excreted harmlessly through the kidneys, as opposed to the 12 years half life bandied about for tritium in free atmosphere, which means it does not have the same effect as heavier radionuclides ingested.

Do you know what the half life is in fish? It’s less than two days.

Did you know that millions of times more tritium than the concentration in water to be released is already in the drinking water every year from the highly concentrated amount in the upper atmosphere created by cosmic rays?

Did you know that tiny amounts of tritium replace the hydrogen molecules in the water of bodies to be diluted quickly even more and excreted, and doesn’t collect in tissue?

Did you know that low level tritium beta particles don’t travel through bodies well because it is dispersed by collisions in electron clouds and other molecules, plus the Bremsstrahlung Effect?

Did you know that accepted levels of tritium in drinking water is all over the place across the world? The US has set 740 Bq/L (seawater already has a concentration of 700 Bq/L) for drinking water, Canada has 7,000 Bq/L, Switzerland has 10,000 Bq/L and Australia a whopping 76,103 Bq/L.

Why? Because they’re guessing because no person has ever been harmed by tritium at any dosage, ever, and no study has ever shown any harm.

I suspect you probably didn’t know any of that. But, you’re not alone. If someone knows nothing about nuclear physics, their “opinions” don’t carry weight.

DPOTI

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As a low energy beta emitter with a half-life of about 12 years, it is not dangerous externally because its beta particles are unable to penetrate the skin. However, it is a radiation hazard when inhaled, ingested via food or water, or absorbed through the skin.

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Very nice you did your homework about the tritium, your facts are right.

We can only praise for regulators to not let TEPCO release more Tritium than we can chew.

It's kind of difficult to believe whatever numbers TEPCO publishes, as they keep being caught on a lie after another.

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it is a radiation hazard when inhaled, ingested via food or water, or absorbed through the skin.

It is not. You don't know what you're talking about.

DPOTI

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You two. South Korean experts joining the task force are, at least, supposed to know much better than you two.

Initial statement was made like this. Why don't you wait for the next one?

You don't believe TEPCO

You don't believe METI

You don't believe Japan

You don't believe IAEA

You don't believe experts

You don't believe UN

You believe yourself

Party is over

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Do you?

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Sure I do

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