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IAEA says Fukushima water release to follow safety standards


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On the scale of the planet, and even more salient, the MASSIVE amount of poisons Corporate has excreted into our common environment and the kilotons more it adds daily with hardly a whisper of protest and that modest protest easily made absurd to the average Human intellect, this Tritium release seems almost trivial. Tritium breakdown releases a low energy β-particle, cannot penetrate the Human skin, and is used invasively in medical diagnostics. One question might be, given that Google rates Tritium at ~$30,000 per GRAM and is essential in thermonuclear weapon production, can't this concentrated Tritium be harvested? Great sounds out of fusion research lately, also, which also requires Tritium. But then, having only a 12 year half-life, stockpiling it waiting for fusion may be foolish. In any case, there is much worse entering our planetary space daily that raises no noise such as this and, while Minamata Bay may have been forgotten, Corporate industry practices remain essentially the same.

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Why will Japan not leave its nuclear contaminated water where it is, in storage?

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The internet experts should listen to the real experts with decades of experience like the IAEA.

Europe approved. USA approved. IAEA approved, Japan invited all the experts around the world to come and witness, test, first hand the water, and witness the release.

This decision took more then a decade to come up with, was not done overnight, was not done in a rush, was not done without looking at all the options first.

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"Ken Buesseler, a scientist with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, told the forum on Wednesday that a PIF scientific expert panel was urging Japan to reconsider the waste release because it was not supported by data and more information was needed."

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IAEA is also just a kind of beneficiaries of nuclear power. they had underestimated ​radiation risk also about Chernobyl, not only Fukushima. they want to make precedent that even if nuclear disaster caused but it's safe.

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Another Disaster in the Making. This is NOT about Japan or the IAEA, this is about setting precedent for future nuke disasters and how to handle the waste.

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Why will Japan not leave its nuclear-poisoned water in storage?

Releasing the poison in the Pacific will be carried by ocean currents into all oceans of the world. All beaches in the world will be unsafe for swimming. All fish all over the world will be drinking this poisoned water. And all people in the world eating this poisoned fish will develope nuclear-induced cancers. There are no safety standards the UN can observe.

Why will Japan not leave its nuclear-poisoned where it is in storage?

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Bioaccumulation in the environment means that no release of radioactive contamination is safe

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corruption - nothing less and nothing more than that.

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I am sure the IAEA guys will find it all safe and approve the radioactive water release. And following the release, there will be many empty brown envelopes found just off the coast of Fukushima.

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