Toxic radiation in groundwater at Fukushima plant: TEPCO


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Japan don't need nuclear energy. LDP & DPJ are both CORRUPT!!

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Toxic radiation in groundwater at Fukushima plant: TEPCO

They seem to be handling problems as and when they come. I really doubt that TEPCO had put in place any sufficient safety measures in case of a nuclear catastrophe...

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However, a TEPCO official said last month that seawater data showed no abnormal rise in the levels

As usual TEPCO will revise this again in a few weeks. TEPCO is poisoning the Japan ground water and surroundings, surely it will affect all of us if not already.

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another day another leak or contamination.. no surprise. seems they also stopped measurements for strontium 90

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Oh, but pretty pretty please let us restart the Niigata plant without meeting the new safety guidelines!! PLEEEEAAAASSSSEEE!!!

Anyway, I read it was actually 900,000 bequerels per litre in another news source.

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The endless nightmare...if at least it could be useful to ban the nuclear power all around the world. Instead, nobody cares about this disaster. It isn't affecting only Japan, but also Pacific ocean.

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They just keep bungling, the Government keeps ignoring, like the disaster with the quicksilver, it will take a lot of victims before anything happens, Tepco and the governments motto "Ignorance is bliss!"

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Did they really think they would sweep it all away with time? Of course they did. Boy are they hoping for a successful Olympic bid! Another way to steer attention aways from the disaster that IS still paramount.

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The entire site, and for that matter, the surrounding area is contaminated at various levels, the radiation level on the south side of the No3 reactor building is about 10 sieverts per hour. The ground water is contaminated and runs off into the ocean which is also contaminated and this situation will remain for many tens of decades. It does not take much to start a nuclear disaster but takes decades and decades to deal with it.

In the coming months we'll see 10-20 reactors coming online, maybe even TEPCO's Niigata plant if the gov't decides to side step the approval from the governor. Many of those reactors will be restarted before completely meeting all the "guidelines" of the new safety standards, and yes, they are only guidelines, and not regulations governed by laws.

This past week the power companies have stated they won't be decommissioning any reactors even though probably at least 11 need it, and in some cases will seek permission to extent the reactor life cycles from the 40 years to 60 years. The cost of decommissioning a reactor is ¥25 billion to ¥ 50 billion, money which the power companies according to law should have set aside for that, but it looks more and more like they didn't.

TEPCO is also planning on restarting its second Fukushima plant which it spent billions on rebuilding it after the extensive damage from the earthquake and tsunami. That one too came within 60 minutes of having its own meltdowns.

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Just another TEPCO SNAFU. I long for the day when there is actually some good news coming out of this plant.

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When Lady Barbara Judge visited the site of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the word she used was fantastic.

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And they're applying to restart the reactors, when they can't even handle this disaster two years since. The same problems over and over again. I think their plate is full. Ban them from ever operating another reactor and force them to focus on cleaning up their mess!

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I long for the day when there is actually some good news coming out of this plant.

Probably not in your life time?

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The Jpns are not interested in a clean-up, it is more like a cover-up.

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Tepco doesn't have a clue. The plant is still leaking radiation in the ground and air.

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Check back in 300 years it will still be toxic, people and all living things will be harmed and telco will still be pushing cancer/ nuclear power on the people

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