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TEPCO to start 4th release of treated Fukushima water in late February

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Where's promotion for banned Japanese sea food this time? It's only its fourth how many are the total?

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@Roy

That is really obvious, however this article is about dumping tainted water that have multi aspects implication not only one company. JGovt who usually try to do PR every time those water being released, being busy with earthquake that just happened recently in western Japan.

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But what about Russia and China only against the discharge of water from a nuclear power plant? Are other countries very happy that Japan is dumping radioactive water into the world's oceans?

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Good to see this moving along well. I expect it will be done with no problems, and with full transparency, just like the previous releases.

China and Russia have banned seafood imports from Japan over safety concerns that Tokyo has said are scientifically unjustified.

No, they've banned them for political reasons. Everyone knows that. They have the data, they can visit the plant themselves, and they have experts at the IAEA. There's no scientific reason for the ban: it's pure politics.

sakurasukiToday 07:32 am JST

tainted water that have multi aspects

Aspects that have already been addressed by TEPCO, the Japanese government and the IAEA:

https://www.iaea.org/sites/default/files/iaea_comprehensive_alps_report.pdf

Based on its comprehensive assessment, the IAEA has concluded that the approach and activities to the discharge of ALPS treated water taken by Japan are consistent with relevant international safety standards.

Furthermore, the IAEA notes the controlled, gradual discharges of the treated water to the sea, as currently planned and assessed by TEPCO, would have a negligible radiological impact on people and the environment.

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Any progress on the dismantling of the 5 crippled nuclear plants?

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i remember during the first discharge, chinese are yelling jumping hysterically, radioactive, end of the world! we want to ban Japanese seafood. and the fact is, until now, 4th release, nothing radioactive detected on seafood, nobody in Japan become alien or godzila after eating seafood. Everything just appeared to be so so so so normal. To all the china commies, simple scientific test can already whack you in the face for your useless propaganda. Once again it prove to people, if you trust chinese commies even for 1%, you are making fool of yourself

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lunaticToday 11:40 am JST

Any progress on the dismantling of the 5 crippled nuclear plants?

There aren't 5 crippled nuclear plants. There's only Daiichi. You may be referring to the different units at Daiichi, but who knows.

And, yes - there's progress. The treated water release is part of the decommissioning process and represents progress in itself. Information on the rest of the process can be found on websites like TEPCO, IAEA and the Japanese government. I'd link these but you no doubt wouldn't bother to read them.

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Tritium levels in surrounding waters since the initial discharge have met pre-determined standards and are below the World Health Organization's guidelines for drinking water quality, Matsumoto said.

How about the other radionuclides, are they below who guidelines for drinking water quality also?

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ianToday 01:22 pm JST

How about the other radionuclides, are they below who guidelines for drinking water quality also?

The other radionuclides (62 of them) are removed/reduced to safe levels by ALPS. It's only tritium that's an issue. We've discussed this on JT several times.

Again, it's all there in the literature.

https://www.iaea.org/topics/response/fukushima-daiichi-nuclear-accident/fukushima-daiichi-alps-treated-water-discharge/faq

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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.

This lack of active involvement deviates from the agency's initial promise of providing independent oversight.

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lunaticToday 03:40 pm JST

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

The anti-Japan crowd regurgitates this line every time, and it is wrong every time.

The IAEA does assess TEPCO's data and methods, but it also conducts its own sampling. Interested parties can see the pdf I linked above, or the IAEA website, for details.

[And if you're talking about the actual disaster (not the water release), yes the IAEA did release an independent report on that too. Again, it's on their website.]

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Again, it's on their website.

No, its not.

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

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

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stop polluting the common ocean. poison yourself. other countries have nothing to do with it

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