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Treated water at Fukushima plant has radioactive substances

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the gift that keeps on giving.

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it can be a radiation hazard when inhaled, ingested via food or water, or absorbed through the skin

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tritium

So no more eating the fish heh?

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The water is filtered but it is hard for tritium to be separated.

Hard or expensive? TRY HARDER!

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Radioactive substances have been left unremoved from treated but still tritium-containing water at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, Kyodo News learned Sunday.

Radioactive substances have been left unremoved from treated water. Tritium is still present and was left unremoved due to difficulties in separating it.

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Graphene membranes may be one way forward for tritium removal.

https://www.google.co.jp/amp/s/phys.org/news/2016-01-graphene-finest-filter.amp

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But TEPCO said it has not checked the concentration of radioactive materials in each tank.

So they have no idea or don't want to know concentration of radioactive materials. Find it totally bizarre they haven't checked in 7 years. And talking about making decisions with no idea about what's actually in the tanks. That's going to end well.

According to TEPCO, a maximum 62.2 becquerels per liter of lodine 129, far higher than the 9 becquerel legal limit, was found in the water filtered by the Advanced Liquid Processing System used to remove various types of radioactive materials.

Not so Advanced after all.

Word for the day...shimozol.

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One option is to dump it into the sea, as tritium is said to pose little risk to human health.

Maybe little risk (how "little" we don't know) but what about the risk to the ecosystem of the pacific ocean?

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"According to TEPCO" is all I need to read.

Maybe they can "throw it into" Mount Doom in Mordor?

Where's the alternative opinion about the effects of Tritium on non-human life? Like phytoplankton?

Another fine example of our corporate MSM

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Deny, minimize, refrain ..... any other words that can describe all this?

I said it more than once and I say it again: we will never know what is really going on.

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Tritium is irradiated hydrogen, which was known to be virtually impossible to remove from water. This scenario of dumping the water into the ocean has been on the table since day one. This is why there has been no attempt made to find alternative ways of dealing with hundreds of thousands of tons of irradiated water stored around the site, which is growing daily and will continue to grow for many years yet. It's disgusting that they consider dumping it into the ocean to be a viable option. Diluting it before the dump will only result in it spreading further. The only sensible and way of disposing of this water and all nuclear waste is to load it onto rockets and send it to the sun. However, the cost is immense. Tell me again how nuclear power is safe and cheap!

Radioactive substances have been left unremoved from treated but still tritium-containing water at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, Kyodo News learned Sunday.

This is a very poorly translated article. Good old KYODO News using junior high school kids to translate their articles again.

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Just keep changing the regulations and never face reality

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They also keep very quiet on Americium and Neptunium istopes, also long-lived, and only occasionally tested. TEPCO concentrate on Strontium and Cesium, the relatively short-lived isotopes.

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TEPCO has no right to dump it into the ocean and affect the world, and, sorry, but if they do Japan's fisheries industry -- particularly along the coastlines there -- should be boycotted by other nations. It is unfair, but let those farmers and fishers and others band together and demand the government force TEPCO to deal with their mess by other means. I mean, I thought nuclear power was the safest thing in the world, and posed no threats, and is inexpensive, and Fukushima was under control! It is ridiculous that their goal of getting back into the black is coming true thanks to government handouts so that they can build new projects and pass the buck onto us, but then suddenly can't deal with the fallout from their messes.

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Where's the alternative opinion about the effects of Tritium on non-human life? Like phytoplankton?

Good point.

I found this bit of scientific research into the effects of tritium on phyloplankton and mussels. Maybe someone with greater scientific knowledge than I have could comment on it. As I read it, though, it doesn't exactly fill me with confidence about TEPCO's plan to release any of this stuff into the oceans.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22863967

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The only thing you can be certain of is that TEPCO and the government will do everything possible to keep the true extent of the damage and the level of ongoing danger secret from those who will pay to clean it up.

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Treated water at Fukushima plant has radioactive substances

Of course it does - a nuclear meltdown happened there.

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How about plutonium?

How about uranium which is what the rods are basically made of!

Nary a word....

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HollisBrown; 3 meltdowns

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Over the last 7 years actually from the start, bad news is drip fed over months and years. At the time the BBC was showing footage of multiple explosions at the site, the government maintained all was well. A year latter admitted it "might" have been a meltdown. The even went so far as to have a low level beauracrat drink ground water from the plant on TV (poor man). Then admitted water was leaking into the ocean months after the event. The temporary holding containers were/are leaking as they were built for temporary storage not 7 years of storage. The top soil scrapped up has been found in plastic bags along rivers and the shore line. Burnable waist spread across the country and in Shinzos own words "we must all share the burden". The ice wall is we are told partially working, well that's this year. Thousands living in temporary housing built to last 2 years. Now they only test for some isotopes and not in all holding tanks, the holding water that turns out isn't purified at all. God only know what else is deemed a state secret. I know it's not an easy task to clean up after a triple meltdown but deceit and illegal employment of people hardly gives me confidence in the Government and I've lost all confidence in anything TEPCO says as in a year or two what they said wes a lie.

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Cricky, couldn't have said it better myself. So on point.

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