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Study says Fukushima radioactive water continues to flow into sea

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Continues to flow into the ocean?

b-b-but we were assured by the dear leader during the Olympic bid process that it was all under control and contained within the port.

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TEPCO might say something but I doubt many people believe them any longer.

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The professor is shown measuring ocean water 8 km south of the reactor but not 8km north, with no explanation for this seemingly one-sided study. I wondered why. The following map shows the Oyashio current carrying cold water southwards off Fukushima, which could go some way to explain this.

https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/japan-ocean-currents-and-the-n/47719

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Professor Micio Aoyama mentions water is being used to cool triple meltdowns at Fukushima Daiichi. Failing to mention 265,000,000 kilograms of corium settling at bottom of breached Units 1,2, and 3 Primary Containment vessels. Primary Containment vessels are 7 meters thick walls of steel and cement due to explosion during meltdowntheir walls are now cracked. The breaches of containment vessels are shown in Muon Energy Location Technology (MELT) images from 2016. The aquifer surrounding Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station is flowing directly into the breached 7 meter thick Primary Containment Vessels and out after absorbing radiation directly from contact with 265,000,000 kilograms of corium. NOTE seven years since Nuclear explosions and meltdown and not one gram of corium has been removed. Fukushima fishermen stand and ask when will corium be removed so radioactive water will stop contamination of ocean.

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Soooo glad we spent all that money on the Impenetrable Ice Wall, which every expert consulted said would not work.

These are good days to be in the brown envelope industry.

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Also they have continued to pump up the basement water and pass back it through filtration systems which remove most of the nasty stuff, except for Tritium, the removal of which has so far baffled scientists apparently.

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Wasn't this the purpose of the original concept to locate the power station by the beach? The run-off of contaminated materials into the ocean is surely the "cheapest" way of "doing business" while the cost of any contingent clean-up can be covered by shaking down the taxpayers whom their government can compel to cough up for such "externalities". To borrow a phrase from the lachrymose "Love Story", capitalism means never having to say you're sorry, and you can laugh all the way to the bank when "socialism for the rich" guarantees that you are too big to fail.

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It has always been a question to me, ever since the idea of an ice wall was was put forward and hope I get the answer to this. They can make frozen wall, but they can't just freeze the the radioactive water in these containers?

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Derek Grebe - Soooo glad we spent all that money on the Impenetrable Ice Wall, which every expert consulted said would not work.

This is how Japan works. You don't have to actually be doing something productive as long as it looks like you are doing something productive.

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No wonder the Thai's didnt quite like the idea of testing out Japanese seafood from Fukushima....

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Zichi: 2 billion Becquerels per day is 83 million Bq per hour.

If it was 2 billion Bq per year that would be 230000 Bq per hour.

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