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Construction of Fukushima water release facilities to begin Thurs

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Will they give discounted Fukushima farm and agricultural product after that?

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Good!

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Will they give discounted Fukushima farm and agricultural product after that?

I hope so, I prefer to have farm products from Fukushima than the crap from a foreign country.

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Rip off the bandaid. It is a sound plan, and once all is removed, well, people have short memories.

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Will they give discounted Fukushima farm and agricultural product after that?

I hope so, I prefer to have farm products from Fukushima than the crap from a foreign country."

Did you write this while enjoying your daily McDonalds morning set ?

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I hope so, I prefer to have farm products from Fukushima than the crap from a foreign country.

Haven't we gone down this road before?

Japanese consumers buy far more foreign products than vice versa. Always have, always will.

Get over it.

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Japanese government cannot be trusted,this dilemma has been going on for 11 years,with failure,they just want to take the easy route

-7 ( +7 / -14 )

Why this doomed Google EPA Fukushima

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Ready, Japan have a higher mortality acceptance rate for Japanese,than the US have for their citizen, Japanese eaten sushi,will get higher concentration of radiation in fish,than allowed by the US EPA,

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The Sad reality of Nuclear power and its very real downsides and costs.

Hopefully they will have impartial monitors there as we all know how untrustworthy the TEPCO executives are!

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Do you folks have any solutions? Complaining will not do any good.

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Of course everyone has been fooled into believing that seawater will dilute the radioactive waste

It's not completely dilutable so its more correctly called a suspension not a dilution.

People have also been fooled into thinking the dumping of radioactive wasn't wont negatively impact the environment or food chain.

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ReadyfortakeoffToday 09:06 am JST

I hope so, I prefer to have farm products from Fukushima than the crap from a foreign country.

You should study more about food additives regulations. Indeed, in Japan there is a n extensive use of additives. The most strict and safe-oriented regulation about food additives, food labelling and food traceability is in the EU. Not in Japan. Japan is years behind.

Do you know that several additives banned in the EU for health concerns are still used in Japan (and also in the USA)?

Do you know that Japan revised the food labeling rules in order to remove the words “artificial” and “synthetic” associated to food additives, because the consumers tend to shun the products containing such words? Artificial and synthetic additives are therefore used without reporting it.

https://www.foodnavigator-asia.com/Article/2020/08/12/Japan-food-labelling-revision-Artificial-and-synthetic-terms-banned-for-food-additives

I am sorry for your “Nippon Ichi” vision, but Japan is not the guiding light about food quality and food safety.

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The question remains what else could they do with this huge amount of radioactive water in all these many storage tanks? To release it slowly into the ocean seems to be the only realistic solution.

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They could use evaporation from memory but the reason that was discarded was because it cost too much..As far as I am concerned cost shouldn’t have come into the equation and the executives of TEPCO should have had all assets seized to fund any clean up!

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Boycott japan. It’s like Edo period.

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under the principle that people's health and safety are of the highest priority.

Yes that is totally what J-Gov are thinking. Spread it out as much as possible so cancer numbers rise every where so they can say look numbers are consistent in Fukushima and around Japan therefore there is no link to radiation exposure and cancer numbers. Sorry no payment for people in and around Fukushima with cancer from the government.

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@Laguna

and once all is removed

It's appears you are not aware of the fact that it's estimated to take decades to dump all the radioactive waste into the ocean.

So i sincerely doubt we will be able to forget about it anytime soon ! ! !

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@ Yohan

An evaporation chamber is one solution

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@Pizza Gaijin

Your absolutely correct and even Katsuobushi is illeagal in the west

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Kyo wa heiwa dayo ne

An evaporation chamber is one solution

How so? Trititum behaves like normal hydrogen.

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Construction of facilities to discharge treated water from the crippled nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture into the sea will commence Thursday

Get on with it already. The scientific consus is that there is no danger from the limited release of Tritium (which occors naturally anyway) to anyone.

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Water do not just stay in Japan,it circulate around the whole world

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Hopefully they will have impartial monitors there as we all know how untrustworthy the TEPCO executives are!

impartial monitors? No such thing. They are every bit untrustworthy as the TEPCO executives are!

They're all in bed together. Amakudari and all that stuff

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