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U.S. Navy contractor may have dumped wastewater in Japanese ports: report

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Pfft. The sea around Japan ain't exactly the pristine Maldives....

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The eye-catching headline suggests that the US navy is doing this dumping.

The first line of the article says the exact opposite, i.e. a Japanese company is/was doing it and the US Navy has been actively investigating it.

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Three former employees of Kanto Kosan said the company failed to treat wastewater as contracted and falsified records and test samples, the report said.

Impossible...Japanese are all honest and pure..like cherry blossoms . must be a gaijin running the company... awaiting comment from Gambare and a. alwaysspeakingwisdom

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I'm an avid diver from California. Oceanic practices here would end one up in jail there. Even in Kumamoto, the seafloors are barrens, and nobody cares.

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nandakandamandaToday  04:36 pm JST

The eye-catching headline suggests that the US navy is doing this dumping.

No it doesn't. It says a US Navy contractor did it, which suggests that the US Navy didn't do it.

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@Hillclimber

Yes, if you read it carefully. But on first scan, I assumed the US Navy was responsible, and I bet I'm not the only ome.

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not great but defiling the oceans around Japan is pretty par for the course.  look what they are doing up in Fukushima.......

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Time for them to walk the plank and taste their own medicine.

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A Japanese contractor is being investigated by U.S. authorities for possibly dumping wastewater from U.S. warships into Japanese harbors

Umm. Shouldn't the Japanese government be the tip of the spear on this?

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A U.S. Navy, JAPANESE contractor, may have dumped wastewater in Japanese ports: report

There, I fixed it for ya!

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The headline story is misleading by just "US Navy contractor" though the introduction identifies a local Japanese company. Given the history, it would be best to rename the headline to read" US Navy local Japan contractor company" etc. This way it is no misleading. However having worked in this field for many years, and closely with many Japanese companies it is quite difficult to falsify the water samples as a QA is with the contractors while they conduct samples and a copy of the samples pulled as well as parament type is noted and sample laden. Too many details left out and one can make many assumptions.

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it's Japan says no problem to dump its 100 million tons of radioactive waste water in the pacific so a little more crap won't matter

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Is anyone really surprised?

Seems like just business as usual to me.

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Yes the title seems to be misleading or a misrepresentation of the facts. A Japanese contractor is not a US contractor.

Having seen Japanese do things like this in the field, I think its common practice. The culture is, as long as nobody is looking, do it.

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May have dumped waste water?? There is no may have dumped anything in Fukushima, this article is a distraction.

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Contrator not the actual American Navy?

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Laguna: Your city recently dumped millions of gallons of raw sewage in the ocean and nothing was done.

Are you posting from jail where you belong?

https://patch.com/california/lagunabeach/raw-sewage-spill-rain-advisory-laguna-beach

Oh the hypocrisy of the liberal.

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Laguna: Your city recently dumped millions of gallons of raw sewage in the ocean and nothing was done.

The article that YOU posted says nothing about anybody dumping raw sewage. No misconduct (intentional or otherwise) was even suggested.

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headline doesn't match the article as it's a Japanese contractor

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Quite the inflammatory headline there, JT.

I immediately thought 'oh no, what did we do now?' when in reality it had nothing to do with the US.

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Quite the inflammatory headline there, JT.

I immediately thought 'oh no, what did we do now?' when in reality it had nothing to do with the US.

And they have completed their job with "this" article! Got folks like you and me to click on it, and respond.

Sadly there are those that still dont get it, from reading the comments here, and those folks are going to keep thinking it's the US Navy that is at fault.

I'm actually surprised that no one tried to say; "Well if the US Navy wasnt here in the first place, then this wouldn't have happened. SO, it really IS the Navy's fault!"

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The article is misleading and should be rewritten...

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@Yubaru

100% right on all three counts. Especially that last one.

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