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Water release finds little support in Fukushima

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By Harumi OZAWA

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Nobody really enthusiast about that except a particular company and J Govt.

-9 ( +6 / -15 )

Really, there is no choice. Sad for the people whose livelihood depended on the plants, but they were not complaining then.

-9 ( +4 / -13 )

Water release finds little support in Fukushima

Or anywhere else in the world.

-6 ( +9 / -15 )

Beijing has accused Tokyo of treating the ocean like a "sewer" with the water release.

That's a bit rich from Communist China.

Much of their coast - including Victoria Harbour in HK - are filthy, open sewers.

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In a move that experts say is partially motivated by rivalry in other areas, China even before the release banned food shipments from 10 Japanese prefectures and imposed radiation checks for elsewhere.

….

Get real!

What else would the country do in the event of a nuclear disaster that released radioactivity?

-7 ( +2 / -9 )

After parts of the NPP blew up many other countries imposed bans on Japanese goods, not only China;

Russia, the EU, the US and many others

In the aftermath of 2011, Japan was exporting radioactive tea and other foods and even radioactive car tyres, mixing up radioactive building materials etc

Perinatal deaths, in Fukushima soared to the highest in Japan from 2012-2017-hundreds of dead children was the result of the disaster.

Now people in Fukushima have to take that worry and added contamination in 2023.

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Scientifically proven super safe.

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Perinatal deaths, in Fukushima soared to the highest in Japan from 2012-2017-hundreds of dead children was the result of the disaster.

THREE reputable sources please.

If you are going to make extreme claims - back them up.

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Little support globally. But go ahead, create a bad image for Japan.

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"What the government is doing now is to abandon Fukushima. What the government should truly protect is the people of Fukushima, the fishermen, not TEPCO," he said.

Yet, over 90% of the people are going to vote LDP in the next and next and next elections.

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@ Fighto

you are free to do your own digging mate!

-6 ( +2 / -8 )

The fishermen are contributing to the emotional bias that will discourage people from buying their catch. A more effective and ultimately more likely to succeed campaign would be to get behind the scientific evidence and promote the safety of their products and help debunk the inaccurate and fake propaganda.

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@ Fighto

you are free to do your own digging mate

If you make wild, sensationalist and unsupported claims, expect them to be treated with scepticism and disregarded as conspiracy theories, if you wish them to be taken seriously either provide the evidence supporting them or at least reference peer reviewed credible research in support of them.

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If you are against dumping the water in the sea, then you have to be able to offer a practical alternative way to deal with the stuff. Just saying “don’t dump it in the sea” without suggesting what else to do with it is completely useless.

Unfortunately, the fishermen are correct - it is going to damage their industry irrespective of how low the risk is. They should be compensated for the inevitable losses. But ultimately, there really is no alternative but to go ahead with the plan.

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As a sage said ... 'If it's safe then keep it!"

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Finally, an article that acknowledges the real problem of the Fukushima water release, which is opposition on the ground from the locals. The talking points about South Korean opposition were always a red herring.

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Those who refute scientific evidence are mere sentimental theories. Are you anti-Japanese or are you too weak to see the truth of things?

Are there any other countries other than China, South Korea, and Russia that are opposing you now?

Can you really trust what those countries say?

Only three anti-Japanese countries are spreading rumors about Fukushima.

Some people say keep it or use it for agricultural use, but will you pay for it? It's not free, is it?

It is the method approved by the IAEA, and it is the least costly to throw it into the sea without any particular problems.

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