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IAEA team gathers marine samples near Fukushima

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By MARI YAMAGUCHI

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It doesn't mention anything where they really eat those seafood, so they just let other people to eat it after convince those people. As long as not them who eat it, it's ok for them.

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China immediately banned all imports of Japanese seafood the day the release began

independent scientists measuring radioactivity of local seafood seems like the most straightforward thing possible. Multiple countries should be involved in the testing

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@sakuraski

Since you're the expert, why don't you eat the seafood and let us know the result. Then you will be satisfied with your opinion.

Sounds fair enough!!

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However scientifically they do this, it will still make no difference to those with the strongest opinions, hottest emotions and loudest voices.

I was surprised to see Paul M, the spokesman saying they did not expect to find any increase. That is a personal opinion, and expectations should not really come into the equation. Perhaps he was hoping to calm down some visiting reporters.

As to this sentence, I am not sure what it means. What discharge last year? Quote: "levels of radioactivity are expected to be similar to those measured before the discharge last year."

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@WiseOneIn Kansai

Since you're the expert, why don't you eat the seafood and let us know the result. Then you will be satisfied with your opinion.

Sounds fair enough!!

Why should I? I didn't caused that accident, I didn't decide to dump those water, I didn't insist people to eat Japanese seafood and bring to WTO countries who resist those seafood.

-8 ( +4 / -12 )

@obladi

independent scientists measuring radioactivity of local seafood seems like the most straightforward thing possible. Multiple countries should be involved in the testing

If I recall correctly, multiple countries were invited to join the comission and be involved in testing. China rejected the offer. At the very least, they would've been able to verify what standards are being used and that tests are being done to their satisfaction.

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Look how bright that fish is.

-6 ( +1 / -7 )

China has been a member of the IAEA since 1984.

China's response towards the Fukushima release is purely political.

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I have to question how they would know where exactly the fish was caught if they did not catch the fish themselves.

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Good to see this happening, along with the independent monitoring of the water being released. Japan is handling this 100% correctly.

Still though, as many have observed, it won't change China and Russia's seafood bans, as those bans are nothing to do with food safety and everything to do with politics.

Just forget these rogue states, and move on with the rest of the world.

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They say the water is treated to reduce radioactive materials to safe levels,

They say lol.

Do it and show the data.

-8 ( +2 / -10 )

They say the water is treated to reduce radioactive materials to safe levels,.

The iaea should verify this before the wastewater is released, not just test marine samples long after the fact

-8 ( +2 / -10 )

They say the water is treated to reduce radioactive materials to safe levels,

They say lol.

Do it and show the data.

Another dumb comment !!

There is a thing called "Internet Search".

You should try it! Will make you look smart!

https://www.tepco.co.jp/en/decommission/progress/watertreatment/index-e.html

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

https://www.meti.go.jp/english/press/2023/0825_003.html

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WiseOneIn Kansai

Today 10:53 am JST

They say the water is treated to reduce radioactive materials to safe levels,

> They say lol.

> Do it and show the data.

> Another dumb comment !!

> There is a thing called "Internet Search".

> You should try it! Will make you look smart!

> https://www.tepco.co.jp/en/decommission/progress/watertreatment/index-e.html

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

> https://www.meti.go.jp/english/press/2023/0825_003.html

Hahaha you don't even understand what you read that's a line from this article

-8 ( +1 / -9 )

Now read your own sources and try to understand them idiotoneinkansai

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TEPCO and the government say discharging the water into the sea is unavoidable because the tanks will reach their 1.37 million-ton capacity next year and space at the plant will be needed for its decommissioning, which is expected to take decades, if it is achievable at all.

They say the water is treated to reduce radioactive materials to safe levels, and then is diluted with seawater by hundreds of times to make it much safer than international standards.

Now if you people really do care about whatever it is you think and say you care about, you need to get to the bottom of this.

No need to post it here whatever you find out, do it for yourselves.

-6 ( +1 / -7 )

They say the water is treated to reduce radioactive materials to safe levels,

IAEA Report Finds Japan’s Measurements of the Treated Water to be Discharged from Fukushima Daiichi Accurate and Precise | IAEA 31 May 2023

https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/pressreleases/iaea-report-finds-japans-measurements-of-the-treated-water-to-be-discharged-from-fukushima-daiichi-accurate-and-precise

Analysis of ALPS treated water as third-party | JAEA

https://fukushima.jaea.go.jp/okuma/alps/index_e.html

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Yamada Taro

Today 11:31 am JST

They say the water is treated to reduce radioactive materials to safe levels,

IAEA Report Finds Japan’s Measurements of the Treated Water to be Discharged from Fukushima Daiichi Accurate and Precise | IAEA 31 May 2023

https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/pressreleases/iaea-report-finds-japans-measurements-of-the-treated-water-to-be-discharged-from-fukushima-daiichi-accurate-and-precise

Analysis of ALPS treated water as third-party | JAEA

https://fukushima.jaea.go.jp/okuma/alps/index_e.html

31 may.

Where the measurements report for the current batch of wastewater discharge?

-4 ( +2 / -6 )

This content is not news.

After the accident occurred, Japanese government organizations, local governments, and TEPCO continued to analyze and publish marine samples.

No matter which laboratory does the analysis, the results will be the same.

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Yamada Taro

Today 11:38 am JST

This content is not news.

> After the accident occurred, Japanese government organizations, local governments, and TEPCO continued to analyze and publish marine samples.

> No matter which laboratory does the analysis, the results will be the same

Yes old news

That's the problem.

You are trying to pass off measurements of the first batch of wastewater to succeeding batches

-4 ( +3 / -7 )

Lol

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Anyway it's just a little data that can settle one of the most important issues where is it?

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Kelp and sea weeds are like a spunge and will soak up a lot of heavy toxic metals so it’s best to eat once in a while but fish on the other had sounds safe to eat. Only fish I eat tuna, salmon and mackerel

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We eat seaweed several times a week and also for dashi broth.

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I will agree that the plethora of masks looks pretty pathetic. Has zero to do with radioactivity.

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Everyone there wears a mask to protect samples from external contamination that would ruin the samples.

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Methinks Patricia has never been to a food factory. Smelling salts would be required.

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It's a pity seaweed is called sea "weed". It conjures up a negative image.

We use seaplant 昆布 (dried kelp) as a stock in nabe. Also makes an appearance in our おせち料理 too. We love the sea plant.

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We eat Nori most weeks with Sashimi.

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Some experts say such long-term release of low-dose radioactivity is unprecedented and requires close monitoring.

Who are "Some experts"?

Five nuclear power plants in South Korea release more than 350 TBq of tritium into the ocean and air each year.

2020, Liquid: 210.81 TBq, Gas: 154.09 TBq, Total: 364.90 TBq.

2021, Liquid: 220.72 TBq, Gas: 150.34 TBq, Total: 371.06 TBq.

2022, liquid: 216.26 TBq, gas: 139.75 TBq. Total: 356.01 TBq.

January to March 2023, liquid: 83.73 TBq, gas: 35.16 TBq. Total: 118.89 TBq.

The radiation concentration determined by South Korea's NRA to be discharged into the ocean is 40,000 Bq/L.

On the other hand, the radiation concentration in the treated water discharged from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant is 1,500Bq, and the amount of radiation released per year is less than 20TBq.

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Tritium released by five nuclear power plants in South Korea:

https://npp.khnp.co.kr/board/list.khnp?boardId=BBS_0000020&menuCd=DOM_000000103003004001&contentsSid=110

Radioactive materials other than tritium released by five nuclear power plants in South Korea:

https://npp.khnp.co.kr/board/list.khnp?boardId=BBS_0000021&menuCd=DOM_000000103003004002&contentsSid=111

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Don't eat seafood any more if you feel it's unsafe. It's not like you can hold them accountable, you can't reverse the contamination. No point to argue at all.

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