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Regarding seafood exports Japan should encourage newspapers to highlight the increased exports to friendly countries who believe Japan's seafood is safe.

Because of the drop in prices owing to glut in supply due to china's sanctions and/or the current currency situation, demands from those nations should have skyrocketed.

If more people are aware then maybe that could drive demand even more and maybe help sway china of the safety of Japan's seafood.

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smithinjapanToday 08:57 pm JST

They certainly won't follow any standards by third parties (well, maybe the International Atomic Agency or similar groups after HUGE donations, as we have seen recently).

"Donations" are made by many, many countries. It's how the organization works.

https://www.iaea.org/about/overview/budget

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Hideomi KuzeToday 08:16 pm JST

But "treated" but contaminated water dumped from Fukushima still contain many kinds of radioactivity besides tritium

Ah, this line again. Regular as clockwork.

Commence "Operation Copy-Paste."

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The other (62) radionuclides are removed/reduced to safe levels by ALPS. The issue is the tritium, and that's why the water is diluted so that tritium levels are 6-7 times lower than the WHO's drinking water standard. This is verified by the IAEA.

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

ALPS is a pumping and filtration system, which uses a series of chemical reactions to remove 62 radionuclides from contaminated water. However, ALPS is not able to remove tritium from the contaminated water.

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to pretend as if it's same to many other nuclear plants' drainage without melt down.

You're right: it's not the same. Fukushima's treated water is generally a lot cleaner.

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They certainly won't follow any standards by third parties

How could they? There are no such standards. Are you thinking about some non-binding guidelines, e.g. the guidelines for drinking water by the WHO (which they fulfill)?

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"Before releasing water, TEPCO ensures the radioactivity levels meet the standards set by itself and the government."

Both with vested interest in each other and both trying to make money off TEPCO. This is nearly as bad as "Police are investigating themselves on the alleged crimes," or other internal investigations or "set standards" to follow.

They certainly won't follow any standards by third parties (well, maybe the International Atomic Agency or similar groups after HUGE donations, as we have seen recently).

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Why don't they claim anymore that the process is up to international standards?

"They" being the journalists who wrote the article? You realize this is a third-party account, right?

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This as it should, has become a regular activity. No longer really a newsworthy item, just the I’ll informed trying yo stir up discontent.

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Japan's LDP-nuclear industry complex who always try to make radioactivity risk looks small are still calling nuclear contaminated water "treated water" to pretend as if it's same to many other nuclear plants' drainage without melt down.

But "treated" but contaminated water dumped from Fukushima still contain many kinds of radioactivity besides tritium after filtering because huge amount of water are directly touching melted reactors.

Government of Japan or Tepco never deny about it but also never explain about it willingly.

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isabelle

Today 05:59 pm JST

Good to see this moving along. I hope this release goes as smoothly as all the others.

> China has kept an import ban in place on all seafood products from Japan in response to the discharges.

> A ban that is 100% politics, 0% science. As discussed many times.

> ianToday 05:05 pm JST

> Can't claim international standards anymore.

> Set by itself lol

> Did you (willfully) miss the "and the government" part?

> Do you not consider the fact that the IAEA is monitoring the entire process to be salient in terms of the international community?

> On second thoughts, don't bother answering. We already know your intent here.

Hahaha you're down to making things up.

The iaea is not monitoring the entire process lol.

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/dev/random

Today 05:27 pm JST

Can't claim international standards anymore.

> Besides there not being any binding "international standards": How do you figure they can't? What changed?

So you're saying they can still? Why don't they claim anymore that the process is up to international standards?

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Hahahaha

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Good to see this moving along. I hope this release goes as smoothly as all the others.

China has kept an import ban in place on all seafood products from Japan in response to the discharges.

A ban that is 100% politics, 0% science. As discussed many times.

ianToday 05:05 pm JST

Can't claim international standards anymore.

> Set by itself lol

Did you (willfully) miss the "and the government" part?

Do you not consider the fact that the IAEA is monitoring the entire process to be salient in terms of the international community?

On second thoughts, don't bother answering. We already know your intent here.

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Can't claim international standards anymore.

Besides there not being any binding "international standards": How do you figure they can't? What changed?

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Before releasing water, TEPCO ensures the radioactivity levels meet the standards set by itself and the government

Can't claim international standards anymore.

Set by itself lol

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