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I winder why they never protest SK when SK does the same thing?

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Nuclear waste water that Japanese government and TEPCO call "treated water" and try to dump it to Pacific contains 12 kinds of radioactivity such as strontium or ruthenium or cesium, it is clearly different to draining from other countries' unbroken nuclear plants.

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You can also condemn typhoons, tsunamis, earthquakes. This is all bad, but what to do about it? The fisherman wants to bequeath his sea to his children, but has he thought about his grandchildren? All the same, this water will not go anywhere by itself. Better a horrible end than endless horror.

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The ocean is connected. Just because Japan dumps nuclear waste in their part of the water doesn't mean it will stay there.

These fishermen have very good reasons to protest and I'm honestly surprised that other nations aren't voicing their concern more.

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Foolish K. Dangerous radicals.

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Nuclear waste water that Japanese government and TEPCO call "treated water" and try to dump it to Pacific contains 12 kinds of radioactivity such as strontium or ruthenium or cesium, it is clearly different to draining from other countries' unbroken nuclear plants.

You lie about treated water. Treated water don't contain strontium, cesium, ruthenium, etc. whatever except trituim. Most radioactive substances are removed from the cooling water before discharge. Otherwise IAEA will NEVER admit TEPCO to release the water into ocean. All reactors all over the world (also S Korea and China) are releasing proper amount of redioactive TRITUIM into environment (ocean, lake, river), because no country (even France, Britain, Canada) can remove tritium from cooling water. That's why IAEA admit proper amount of tritium into environment. IAEA is watching this kind of things very carefully. TEPCO will take 30-40 years to discharge diluted tritium water. This is done by IAEA guideline.

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If I understand the matter correctly, then it is correct to say that the treated water is not radioactive, beyond a normal background radiation found in just about everything on Earth. In fact, the treated water is cleaner and safer than the drinking water in most locales here in the States. The problem arises because the headlines and the press releases say that Radioactive Water is to be released. In fact, the Japanese Prime Minister should do as the Chinese dictator has asked, and go ahead and drink the treated water, to show that it is safe.

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it is clearly different to draining from other countries' unbroken nuclear plants.

Aren't you updated? ......with news reported even before you discount it.

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You lie about treated water. Treated water don't contain strontium, cesium, ruthenium, etc. whatever except trituim. Most radioactive substances are removed from the cooling water before discharge. Otherwise IAEA will NEVER admit TEPCO to release the water into ocean. All reactors all over the world (also S Korea and China) are releasing proper amount of redioactive TRITUIM into environment (ocean, lake, river), because no country (even France, Britain, Canada) can remove tritium from cooling water. That's why IAEA admit proper amount of tritium into environment. IAEA is watching this kind of things very carefully. TEPCO will take 30-40 years to discharge diluted tritium water. This is done by IAEA guideline.

Yep. These keyboard nuclear experts should start discussing how enable IAEA, or all those UN organizations are in the 1st place in such case.

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Japanese Prime Minister should do as the Chinese dictator has asked, and go ahead and drink the treated water, to show that it is safe.

Don't take seriously what stupid minister said. However Japanese have been already eating all kinds of fish, whales, vegetables,,,,,, and water contaminated tritium for many decades. Tritium exists in nature, especially in minerals and underground water. Conversely as a result Japanese have longest life ever. Tritium don't accumulate in body, just go through body naturally unlike mercury accumulation.

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Mr. Kwat is 110% correct.

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No contaminated water please.

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Tepco admitted 80% of the treated water still contains radionuclides. It needs further cleaning.

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It needs further cleaning.

I've heard TEPCO will make treated water go through Alps filter several times to clean more before discharge. Treated water is going to be same quality as operating regular reactors all over the world are releasing tritium from nuclear plants into environment. That's why IAEA admits TEPCO to release it little by little for decades.

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Contrary to public belief, this issue is not environmental or chemical, but psychological and political. Something unknown but dangerous will be released, and people would be quiet about it? More communication, outreach and education is required, especially by the Japanese government, to relieve the panic.

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I must side with SJ Today who said. "...Contrary to public belief, this issue is not environmental or chemical, but psychological and political." It would possibly have better if the water had been released without proclaiming it publicly.

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