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"If we take a scientific approach to explain what we saw and what we need to confirm further, then I think people will have more trust in us," he said.

The problem until now is that the decisions are being seen as secretive and heavily imposed by the government and Tepco. Communication between those affected and those benefited by the release is poor and maybe this visit can help improving that.

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release the ban on Japanese products.

And let’s not forget that the Kori reactor in S Koreas releases more tritium in one year than the total to be released from Fukushima over two decades. The concentration of tritium will be 1,000 times less than the standard for drinking water now.

Posturing and politics has no place in this.

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There must be no cover-up nor cooking of the release of treated water. If there was, the damage to Japan's sincerity as a nation would be enormous and irreparable.

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People in the sciences and engineering will change their minds when presented with facts that counter an old or mistaken belief. It is obvious from some of your posts, lunatic, that you have been in the learning phase for awhile and reaching for things to try and support a false premise. You have to be selective when reading the Internet.

Maybe it’s time to recognize that some of the things you read about the effects of tritium were exaggerated or wrong?

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Contaminated water is chemically treated and discharged into the Pacific Ocean, just like factory wastewater. As it is mixed with seawater in the process, it cannot be used for drinking water or paddy fields.

Moreover, even if the treated water is not mixed with seawater, transportation costs, etc., are required to use it as drinking water or water for paddy fields.

Dumping into the sea is the cheapest and is done under the supervision and supervision of the IAEA.

Koreans are emotionally opposed to everything Japan does, and there is no scientific basis for it.

As long as the United States, which is the first to be affected, does not say anything, there is no particular problem. I can't do anything if I care about the feelings of Koreans.

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Tritium filter? I don't know of any filter or membrane that can do it. May Bob Lazar has one from one of the flying saucers he saw? And don't post a link to some filter that will say upon some depth of reading that it doesn't work with tritium.

There are RO processes, but it's used to return water back into cooling, not for release.

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The treated water will not be desalinated, for the 846th time.

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Water quality throughout the world has declined from industrial effluent. That’s a much bigger danger than extraordinary low concentration of tritium to be released over a couple of decades from Fukushima.

Supposedly advanced water systems in the US have no filtering for microplastics, forever chemicals, uranium or arsenic from ground leaching, and even use goldfish as a warning mechanism if the concentration of parasites and bacteria gets too high. Scary, but true.

If the water from Fukushima was desalinated (too expensive and too much energy requirement), it would be the safest drinking water on the planet.

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This is an issue that is highly emotional. If we could just look at the facts, there would be no problem with releasing the treated water into the ocean.

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I was in Ibaraki, much closer than you.

Never mistake dumbness for duplicity. Once I saw helicopters trying to drop water, I didn’t need anyone to tell me things had gone wiggly.

We can rehash the whole dumbness in announcements, news, backup generator and electrical control placement, etc., but that’s 12 years ago. The total number of fatalities from the plane was how many?

We have to deal with the world as it is today.

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plane=plant, but autocorrect has gone off the rails.

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We have a very good record in engineering of overcoming significant technical challenges, but a very poor record of overcoming even minor political challenges in government or industry.

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In 2011, there was a shortage of Geiger counters only because the demand outstripped the supply. Several companies started to manufacture them too. SAFECAST quickly made them available and cheap.

The radiation levels for nuclear plant workers at Fukushima increased from 50 millisieverts per year to 250. After a few months, they were reduced again. The background radiation level for Fukushima was increased from 1 millisievert per year to 20 and still stands.

SAFECAST and other civilian monitoring groups were never taken over by local or central governments. They are still operating today along with many new ones for measuring food contaminations.

In 2011, I was wring daily articles for the MSM.

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NRA and the Atomic Agency and the IAEA oversee TEPCO.

The previous nuclear village was responsible for the nuclear disaster.

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South Korea wants no water release, doesn't matter what scientific evidence is presented.

The historical fact says that it was Japan who vehemently wanted no water release.

Japan demanded a permanent halt to the dumping, but Moscow said it has nowhere to store the waste, mostly low-radiation cleansing fluid and coolant from a ship-repair facility near Vladivostok for its aging fleet of nuclear-powered submarines.

A Japanese government study last year found that Russia’s previous ocean dumping had had no effect on Japan or the surrounding marine environment.


BTW, there has been no single report of damage of marine life or human consuming it around the world ever since the nuclear power was introduced. The threat of radioactive water has been greatly exaggerated around the world. Releasing the contaminated water in Fukushima after treatment is the safest method at the present: https://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesconca/2019/09/12/its-really-ok-if-japan-dumps-radioactive-fukushima-water-into-the-ocean/

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After all this years of persistent international opposition (not only Korea).

Why not put a Tritium filter next to the ALPS filter?

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Why? South Korea has stated emphatically that even if they’re convinced (scientifically) that the release will be safe, they will not relr

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South Korea wants no water release, doesn't matter what scientific evidence is presented.

Another Ace in Koreas arsenal against Japan, whatever negotiations are done, Koreans can always bring up the past, or Fukushima water release as a negotiation tactic and strategy.

South Korea sees Fukushima disaster as an opportunity to target Japanese food imports, bash Japan over the head that it's a terrible, horrible country.

South Koreans are the first so suggest Japanese drink the water at Fukushima, no matter how safe, low risk it is, apparently the only solution Koreans will accept is that..... drink the water Japan if it's safe! Korean mentality at work!

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Industrial Tritium filter providers: Croft Filters, from UK. Veolia, from USA. NucleanTech, from Spain. etc.

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Where you in Japan in 2011? It's surprising you didn't notice, some of facts that happened:

Geiger counters disappeared from Rakuten.com, and other online orders would be stopped in customs.

Measurements were done 2m over the ground.

Radiation limits were officially loosened 3~4 days after the meltdown.

The next day insanely huge radiation reached Tokyo, that info was published 3 months after.

The, so called, Community Monitoring was quickly taken control of by regional governments.

etc, etc, etc.

About the Media outlets, just google about the Kisha Club. Not even one of them stood out from official governmental reports.

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It's good that South Korea gets involved.

I don't trust TEPCO.

TEPCO lied to us al this way up. From measurements, to monitoring and damage extension.

I feel safer if 3rd parties keep an eye on them.

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Koreans are emotionally opposed to everything Japan does

I'm happy that Koreans are involved precisely for that.

Korea won't allow any cheating on the release numbers.

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I get that.

You already explained it to me very well.

Do you want to explain it to the rest of the world too, or just use a Tritium filter?

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I'm talking about the fake numbers, wrong measurements, change laws to fit the ranges, prohibition of geiger counters, control of information, etc.

The Media did an incommensurable effort to keep us in the dark.

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@Derek, yes, like The Simpsons, season 1, where Mr. Burns is coerced into eating the three-eyed mutant fish caught near the Springfield nuclear plant. He assured everyone the plant was safe and so was challenged to eat the fish. Watching the TEPCO execs drink the water will be just as amusing!

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I was in Tokyo with 2 kids when the triple meltdown.

How can I trust again the j-gov or TEPCO? HOW CAN YOU?

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Drink it. Show us all how safe it is. Then and only then will TEPCO have a shred of potential credibility.

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