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This handful of Korean protesters should do as the Japanese do, trust the well paid TEPCO scientists without considering the possibility of corruption.

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Nope. Not even in the top 10.

Japan is in the 4th position. After US, Canada, and France.

https://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Environment/Pollution/Nuclear-waste

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Experts have looked at all sorts of plans.

Lots of experts have published many alternatives.

I'm surprised you are not aware.

Some good examples are use industrial Tritium filters, or keep the water on containers with Dixon rings for some decades.

The safest would be to load 50,000 rockets and shoot the water towards the sun. 

Where did you find that one? Do you have the source of that?

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So far Japan is the number 1 polluter of the Ocean.

Nope. Not even in the top 10.

https://www.visualcapitalist.com/cp/visualized-ocean-plastic-waste-pollution-by-country/ says that the Philippines is the largest polluter, by far. India is 2nd. Seems that many SE Asian countries are on the list. China is in the list, but it is behind Malaysia which is worse.

What should be done with the water from Fukashima? What is practical and safe? Saying "no" without any alternatives is not reasonable.

Experts have looked at all sorts of plans.

The safest would be to load 50,000 rockets and shoot the water towards the sun. Eventually, it will get there, though it will hundreds, if not thousands of years.

But that isn't practical. The most practical and safe plan is to dilute the water being release and to slowly release it many miles off-shore. Let all fishing boats know that fishing within 20 miles (I made up that number) of the release point isn't safe. Then follow the release plan for the time it takes. Oceans dilute stuff like this very well. Nuclear power plants release similarly treated water into the environment as part of their normal practice. There are over 1000 containers at Fukushima. The planned time to release all the treated water is 40 yrs. It isn't like they are doing it all at once. The slow release is so the released water stays far below IAEA safety requirements. The IAEA will be monitoring the releases and share that data with the world. No hiding.

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So far Japan is the number 1 polluter of the Ocean.

Don't think we are in a position to blame others.

For the Rokkasho Reprocessing Plant of Japan Nuclear Fuel Limited, the operational target value for discharge of tritium is 1,000 trillion Bq/year and 9,700 trillion Bq/year for gases and liquids, respectively.

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This the most biased and xenophobic comment I've seen so far in this site.

I believe that all nations, Japan included, were against the COVID Olympics and , now, against the release of radioactive waste in the Ocean.

In your narrow view of reality you think it's only Korea.

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

It is only natural that Koreans, who had been anti-Japan activities, would oppose the Olympics in Japan, calling them the Radioactive Olympics.

They cry like mad cow disease, act like victims, and demand apologies and compensation, no matter what scientific evidence is available.

No matter how many scientific and historical facts there are, demanding an apology and compensation has been the case with all issues between Japan and South Korea so far.

Regardless of whether Americans see it as a problem, Koreans will not stop no matter how much they yell.

I think it's great that Koreans don't eat seafood because it helps protect marine resources.

In the first place, the Sea of Japan is already polluted with wastewater from nuclear power plants in South Korea.

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Denying this opposition on the reason of they are Koreans is same to Japanese racists.

Dumping contaminated water from Fukushima has only cost reducing for Tepco, no scientific safe.

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Not only Koreans.

Pacific islands people who had suffered by radioactive contamination also are opposing Japan's dumping contaminated water.

It is clearly deception that Japan official and TEPCO are naming contaminated water that directly cooled radiation debris and possibly containing over 200kinds radioactivity as "treated water".

Besides, Japan never intend to dump self-named "treated water" into for example Tokyo despite insisting "safe".

-7 ( +4 / -11 )

Those demonstrators are puppets of the rabble rousing leftists who are politically motivated, counter productive and non scientific,

And allegedly controlled by North Korean regime.

-4 ( +2 / -6 )

The water being released is safer than most drinking water around the world. Fact.

These folks - just like so many in Korea - just despise everything about Japan.

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Pure fear over very little. The release schedule is setup to allow massive dilution of already diluted water.

It's almost like people don't realize that they are surrounded by radiation all day already. We have to get radiation tests in our homes so that the levels are known before purchase. The radiation out gases from the ground. It is 100% natural. Almost every home I've lived in (11 states now) had some level of ground radiation and there wasn't anything nuclear buried anywhere nearby. All natural.

Learn enough of the science, please. Being emotional isn't rational when the alternative isn't possible. The water can either be released as planned following peer reviewed plans using the best science available, or some disaster like a tsunami will come and force all that water to be released at once. I know which I'd prefer. It won't change my fish eating habits at all. We usually have fish 2x a week, sometimes more often.

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Do these people do the same in Busan and Pohang? Probably not, since those places don't have Japanese flags.

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And the answer is no, because the issue is political not scientific.

Yes indeed. Some people are so anchored in their beliefs, they can’t think straight.

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Are they protesting the South Korean Kori reactor that releases more tritium every year than the total to be released from Fukushima over two decades?

Well written post. And the answer is no, because the issue is political not scientific.

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The comment that this will have little to no effect is a huge misconception and a flat out lie. 

The science says otherwise.

-3 ( +5 / -8 )

Are they protesting the South Korean Kori reactor that releases more tritium every year than the total to be released from Fukushima over two decades?

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The comment that this will have little to no effect is a huge misconception and a flat out lie. Nonetheless TEPCO and the Japanese Government will never take accountability for their decisions and actions.

Marr- well said. Agree 100%

-10 ( +6 / -16 )

The water collected at said facilities has been released little by little. It's from this point on that requires caution. Taking the kids to the beach this summer and the next 250,000 summers will be something to be concerned about. This will affect the sushi market, seafood retailers, marine life as a whole and the populace. The comment that this will have little to no effect is a huge misconception and a flat out lie. Nonetheless TEPCO and the Japanese Government will never take accountability for their decisions and actions.

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