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IAEA reaffirms Japan's treated water release in line with standards

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Good..

Well done Japan..

-1 ( +8 / -9 )

How many people from those people really eat those seafood, do they just only check data result from the paper and give thumbs up?

-13 ( +7 / -20 )

Now get the IAEA to go and check the South Korean and Chinese NPP discharge outlets! Will make for an interesting comparison.

5 ( +11 / -6 )

Good news, and fully expected: Japan has handled this release correctly right from the start.

Of course, it won't make a difference to China's seafood ban, as that is nothing to do with safety and everything to do with politics.

Oh, and Russia's ban. But they just do whatever their Chinese masters tell them to these days.

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The IAEA is not conducting independent analyses on the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster.

It primarily relies on data and assessments provided by TEPCO

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lunaticToday 11:15 am JST

The IAEA is not conducting independent analyses on the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster.

This lie, yet again. Right on cue.

The IAEA does conduct independent analyses, as we have covered on JT many times.

It primarily relies on data and assessments provided by TEPCO

The IAEA does check "data and assessments provided by TEPCO," but it also conducts its own analyses, as above.

And I fully expect to be stating this on the next Fukushima-related thread, where this tired disinformation will no doubt be regurgitated yet once more.

4 ( +9 / -5 )

The IAEA does conduct independent analyses

No. It doesn't.

Can't find any independent analysis report from 6 September 2013 to Present.

src: https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/focus/fukushima/status-update

-10 ( +3 / -13 )

The IAEA does check "data and assessments provided by TEPCO," but

Whats about it? All the vowel sounds in the world already spelled it out…

I remember it went somethin like this

Anyone who doubts the Japanese government or the fully independent IAEA - who have given the green light for the clean water to be released - needs to put up or shut up.

-3 ( +2 / -5 )

lunaticToday 12:03 pm JST

No. It doesn't.

Yes, it does. The IAEA has stated many times that it does its own independent sampling. It also observes the sampling done by TEPCO, and corroborates the data in 3rd party laboratories.

If you think they just get a few spreadsheets of data from TEPCO and say "that's all fine," you are very much mistaken. And if you don't believe what the IAEA is saying, there's really no way to convince you, so I won't bother. I will just put the information here for others to read, as I do every time.

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https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/news/iaea-review-of-treated-water-discharge-at-fukushima-daiichi-to-report-findings-in-2023

The IAEA’s independent sampling, data analysis and corroboration will ensure that the radiological basis of planning for the discharge of ALPS treated water is sound,” said Ms Descroix-Comanducci.

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https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/news/iaea-committed-to-monitor-treated-water-discharge-at-fukushima-daiichi-says-grossi-in-japan

“Looking ahead, the IAEA has many more activities planned – additional missions, independent sampling and analysis of the treated water and environmental samples to corroborate data from Japan, and the evaluation of workers’ radiation exposure on site,” Mr Grossi said.

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https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/news/iaea-laboratories-conduct-analysis-of-treated-water-from-fukushima-daiichi

Earlier this year, the IAEA facilitated two sampling campaigns of treated water from Fukushima Daiichi for analysis by the Agency and third-party laboratories.

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https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/news/iaea-presents-monitoring-data-from-japan-on-treated-water-release-from-fukushima-daiichi

The IAEA’s independent corroboration activities will also continue during the entirety of the discharge, expected to take decades, and will involve IAEA laboratories and third-party laboratories. Over time, the IAEA will display the results of this independent corroboration of source and environmental monitoring, as well as the results of its corroboration of the capabilities of relevant Japanese individual monitoring services for occupational radiation protection.

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https://apnews.com/article/japan-fukushima-nuclear-treated-wastewater-iaea-fish-8fbaed120af32207177336d215b7ccf7

IAEA team gathers marine samples near Fukushima as treated radioactive water is released into sea

4 ( +7 / -3 )

Oh, and Russia's ban. But they just do whatever their Chinese masters tell them to these days.

yes....i can't imagine our proud neighbor is letting the chinese sitting on their head and taking orders from chinese like their pet. oh this is the last thing on earth i will let it happen to me

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isabelleToday 02:12 pm JST

None of the links you provided support your claim.

The last article made me question your point, but upon further reading, I was saddened to discover that the IAEA were merely observing, not collecting any samples.

The complete history of IAEA actions can be found conveniently on the IAEA website. It is the original source:

https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/focus/fukushima/status-update

-4 ( +4 / -8 )

Nobody in Asia trusts this 'treatment' in reality, whether Taiwan, South Korea or China etc. Huge damage to Japan's goodwill and reputation, loss of tourism etc.

-4 ( +3 / -7 )

Except for the radioactivity….

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HopeSpringsEternalToday 07:07 pm JST

Nobody in Asia trusts this 'treatment' in reality, whether Taiwan, South Korea or China etc.

This statement is patently false.

The South Korean government gave a formal endorsement:

https://apnews.com/article/south-korea-japan-nuclear-fukushima-wastewater-f8af2517be24786e2e3a94de35f8cd56

I don't think Taiwan's government has expressed an official position (someone can correct me if I'm wrong), but their Atomic Energy Council said there would be "no radiation safety concern" for Taiwan:

https://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2023/06/05/2003800985

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This statement is patently false.

That statement is totally true.

South Korea: The South Korean government has repeatedly expressed its opposition to the wastewater release, citing concerns about the potential impact on its fishing industry and public health. In response to the release, South Korea has banned the import of seafood from Fukushima Prefecture and is considering expanding the ban to cover all of Japan.

China: In August 2023, China widened an existing ban on seafood from Fukushima Prefecture to cover the whole of Japan. The Chinese government has also accused Japan of violating "international moral and legal obligations" by releasing the wastewater into the ocean.

Taiwan: Taiwan has expressed concerns about the Fukushima wastewater release. In April 2023, Taiwan's Fisheries Agency issued a statement urging Japan to reconsider its decision to release the wastewater into the ocean.

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