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U.N. nuclear agency to help monitor Fukushima water release

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LOL That will make everything OK.

5 ( +7 / -2 )

I guess having the UN on board is a start. Japan doing everything it can to be upfront and transparent is the only way they are going to get out of this mess. Lot of noise to come no doubt, but with all of the screaming and yelling about the dump unfortunately there seems very little alternative.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

There's alternatives.

US has services to treat nuclear waste. They have the technology, they have the means.

Why aren't we using that technology?

-1 ( +3 / -4 )

US has services to treat nuclear waste. They have the technology, they have the means.

Why aren't we using that technology?

What is making you to think that we're aren't ?

-3 ( +3 / -6 )

Making the best of a bad situation?

China, Korea and Russia should be pleased, though, and in the meantime they themselves continue to discharge into the sea, free and unmonitored.

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

Good grief. 

I hope IAEA will do a good job of monitoring Fukushima Daiichi for its safe release of treated water to the ocean, thus eliminating concerns by local fishermen and neighboring countries.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

start discharging the water in about two years 

The plant’s storage capacity will be full late next year.

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the biggest issue with tritium is that it is bonded in a water molecule. Tritium is nothing more than hydrogen with 2 extra neutrons inside which makes it radioactive. So in H2O molecule normal hydrogen is replaced with with tritium. To filter it they would have to break water molecule bonds and remove tritium which is easier said than done. I am not chemist or nuclear expert, but I have general interest in science. The reason why am I writing this is there are lots of ignorant comments that say that filtering tritium is peace of cake because “technology exists”. A bit of research says different.

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Sandoval

agreed. So what to do with the wastewater?

Store or release?

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Canadian technology offers Fukushima tritium option

https://world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Canadian-technology-offers-Fukushima-tritium-optio

There you are. A tritium removal service. Cheers!

0 ( +2 / -2 )

No mention in the Canadian article if the system could cope with one million tons of water nor how long it would take to complete the process.

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Finally some ‘expertise’ for handling the daily outlier data. High radiation will be balanced with a bunch of lower data points , so that the average is below the limits. Everything will be statistically safe, just believe that trusted international organization. lol

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voiceofokinawaToday  11:22 am JST

Good grief. 

I hope IAEA will do a good job of monitoring Fukushima Daiichi for its safe release of treated water to the ocean, thus eliminating concerns by local fishermen and neighboring countries.

Are the beaches closed in Okinawa?

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

This is terrible, imagine, what disease will come from this???

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

Thanks, Sandoval.

Releasing tritiated water to the sea from nuclear power plants is a fairly common practice. I think one other concern is that the water to be released may contain other radioactive materials. It's a valid concern, and it's good that an international agency will monitor the release and hopefully provide reassurance.

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Thanks for killing our world TEPCO.

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Paul

LOL That will make everything OK.

Actually, yes. What exactly are you LOLing about?

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bokuda

Canadian technology offers Fukushima tritium option

https://world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Canadian-technology-offers-Fukushima-tritium-optio

There you are. A tritium removal service. Cheers!

Read your link. It describes a prototype installation, and the article speculates it "could" provide a solution. The article is not about service that exists in reality.

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