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IAEA urges Japan to take ample time in Fukushima cleanup

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By Mari Yamaguchi

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Don't you worry, IAEA. Japan has already taken 8 years. They will happily take another 20.

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Thanks Farmboy, two posts above.

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Why say this now? Strange timing. Could it be an IAEA smokescreen to help divert attention from and cover up the radiation leakage incident at Tokai Mura on Wednesday?

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Nanda, Google Fukushima water and you will find that info. Tepco found strontium etc.

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Disillusioned, what is your source for the revelation that the stored water has not been properly filtered? My impression has been that tritium was the only thing that they could not filter out, as yet.

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The release of the stored water would not be such a bad thing if it was only tritium in the water. Unfortunately, this is not the case. The water has not been sufficiently filtered and still contains many other isotopes. Tritium is not a heavy isotope. It is irradiated hydrogen and will be quickly dispersed and diluted in the ocean with very little (if any) environmental impact. However, it was revealed a few months ago that the stored water is not properly filtered. it still contains cesium, which is probably the most dangerous of all the isotopes. Sadly, we cannot trust anything these criminals (TEPCO and the J-Gov) say about the situation in Fukushima. They have been proven to be lying about many aspects of this clean up many times.

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Let's not forget that the IAEA are part of the nuclear cabal. Don't be fooled into thinking they are some kind of independent watchdog body.

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"be honest with the public" ahahahahahahahaaaaaaaa

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A release, however, is unlikely until after the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in order to avoid concerns among visitors from overseas.

Well I guess I have until the Olympics to enjoy eating seafood.

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@Yubaru.

Sorry, for some reason when I posted my comment, your comment wasn't showing yet.

Obviously was thinking the same thing as you!

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Nuclear experts, including officials at the IAEA and Japanese Nuclear Regulation Authority, have said a controlled release of the water into the Pacific Ocean is the only realistic option. A release, however, is unlikely until after the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in order to avoid concerns among visitors from overseas.

As opposed to concerns from the residents of Japan, which are clearly NOT important.

Of course not.

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Nuclear experts, including officials at the IAEA and Japanese Nuclear Regulation Authority, have said a controlled release of the water into the Pacific Ocean is the only realistic option. A release, however, is unlikely until after the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in order to avoid concerns among visitors from overseas.

And what about the concern for the folks HERE?

One could almost get the impression that everything the government is doing now a days is only about the Olympics, it's kind of scary to think about what is going to happen once everyone gets over the hangover!

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