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9 years on, state of the clean-up at Fukushima nuclear plant

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By Karyn NISHIMURA

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Dump the water. The oceans are huge and handle much more natural radiation.

Quit making new laws for working visas for training people in various jobs, as obviously they are sent to Fukushima.

Nuclear power is wonderful, but idiots that put backup power storage for cooling down plants in the basements have to get a new job.

Long live nuclear power. It will be resolved.

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Discharging water after sufficiently diluted is a viable solution. Such is very common even ruled in other active nuclear power plants around the world. Problem we face is not technical or scientific, but political. Local fishery industry is still afraid of contamination, although the risk is minimal, near to zero. Buying up their products under subsidy programmes is plausible.

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Well at least with those masks on he should be safe from Wuhan virus :) The removal of the molten core will be a long and difficult job. The cleanup operation has and will cost a vast sum of public money yet the companies get to keep the profits while the tax payer gets to foot the bill for their failures.

Nuclear can be a part of the energy mix but it must show that it is economically viable without any form of subsidy and paying for its own cleanup after. Which rules out the current legacy systems and companies.

There are answers which are viable and will burn the spent fuel from inefficient legacy reactors thus solving a major long term disposal problem but the current nuclear companies don’t have that technology but they do have the regulators and politicians by the short and curlies.

Disposal of the water needs to be openly debated so the public are aware of the facts, risk levels an impact if any of the proposed methods.

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5000 workers a day!?

Do the math. That's insanity!

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