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Kishida tells fisheries minister to apologize for calling Fukushima wastewater 'contaminated'

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Why need to apologize, he tell people the truth. Not so many govt official willing to do that. He deserves respect from people for doing so.

-10 ( +21 / -31 )

Apologize for saying what it is, radioactive contaminated water claimed to be treated by TEOCO, the company that tried to downplay the severity of the three nuclear meltdowns in 2011?

ALPS stands for "Advanced Liquid Processing System", a system aimed at removing most radioactive elements from the water except for tritium before it is released into the ocean as "treated" water.

Finally, I would like to emphasise that the release of the treated water stored at Fukushima Daiichi Power Station is a national decision by the Government of Japan and that this report is neither a recommendation nor an endorsement of that policy.

Rafael Mariano Grossi Director General, IAEA

The IAEA does not recommend or endorse Japan’s decision to dump this nuclear contaminated water that TEPCO says it has treated.

More of this contaminated water that is to be treated is being made everyday as the reactors still need to be cooled.

-4 ( +15 / -19 )

“The water is radioactive”

”You can’t say that!”

“Apologise!”

How dystopian is Japan becoming?

-11 ( +17 / -28 )

Just call it alps treated contaminated water

8 ( +11 / -3 )

He should be applauded not condemned.

4 ( +13 / -9 )

Wastewater, it's in the name. Of course it's contaminated.

5 ( +12 / -7 )

The fisheries minister should have been more careful in choosing his words but there no reason for him to resign. In the strictest sense of the word the water being released into the sea is “contaminated” with radioactivity that is far below the acceptable safety level.

5 ( +10 / -5 )

Kishida wants the fisheries minister to apologize for letting the truth come out. The truth will set him free!

Are we going to hear news about the PM's Fukushima fish eating stunt, too?

-10 ( +5 / -15 )

Alps sounds like bottled water.

Clever.

5 ( +8 / -3 )

People in the article about the massacre of 1000's of Koreans during the Kanto earthquake are discussing Japan's tendency to whitewash the more difficult parts of its history. (What the government officially terms "masochistic history") You're witnessing it happen in real time with things like this.

Call a spade a spade and don't let the government bully anyone into saying otherwise. It's contaminated water.

-1 ( +8 / -9 )

The Japanese government have more in common with the CCP than it care to admit when comes to playing victim, covering up bad news, and suppressing the truth!

-6 ( +11 / -17 )

water IS contaminated.

what is to apologize for?

1 ( +7 / -6 )

> Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida ordered his fisheries minister to apologize on Thursday for referring to treated radioactive water being released from the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant as "contaminated" and told him to retract his remark.

Kishida should at least release an unequivocal statement that the released wastewater is no longer contaminated before enforcing such terminology limitations.

7 ( +7 / -0 )

Dear Sir, if it's not contaminated then what should we call it?

Radioactive?

Glowing?

Semi Contaminated?

Polluted?

OR Tritium active.

-1 ( +9 / -10 )

LDP can't convince the people, they can't even get their own LDP minister on the same page, is it any surprise that China and Korea are protesting this unilateral move? Yeah, yeah, yeah, they got the IAEA report. Anyone think about what the IAEA is about? Their motto is, Atoms for Peace and Development. It's their job to promote the nuclear industry. There is also disagreement within the global scientific community but what Kishida is doing is holding up the IAEA report as the final God's word on the subject. BTW, the report does not endorse the government's plan. With many people disbelieving the government and TEPCO after the accident, why are they starting to believe TEPCO and the LDP now?

0 ( +6 / -6 )

"ALPS treated water"

For a second I thought the water came from the French Alps,

4 ( +5 / -1 )

No need to apologize for telling the truth!

Flint, it's the LDP so he needs to apologize for telling the truth!

The Japanese government have more in common with the CCP than it care to admit when comes to playing victim, covering up bad news, and suppressing the truth!

This!

-11 ( +3 / -14 )

To tell the truth and be damned.

-4 ( +3 / -7 )

BTW. I know for certain, first hand, the “ALPS” system at TEPCO 1 is practically bulletproof. I have been anticipating this debate for about 5 years now.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Why are they using blue pipes?

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

Caught telling the truth. How dare you! Apologize immediately as we only deal in outright lies and half-truths.

-4 ( +3 / -7 )

Came here after reading about China censoring AI to find Japan is censoring humans.

-4 ( +2 / -6 )

ALPS stands for "Advanced Liquid Processing System", a system aimed at removing most radioactive elements from the water

most?

-1 ( +2 / -3 )

Could you imagine if China or North Korea was releasing treated nuclear waste into the ocean. Japan would have a cow...

-1 ( +3 / -4 )

At least someone at Japanese have a heart

-7 ( +0 / -7 )

ALPS stands for "Advanced Liquid Processing System", a system aimed at removing most radioactive elements from the water

most?

There are radionuclides other than tritium that are not removed is what that means.

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

Gomenasai is the magical wand in Japan

-5 ( +0 / -5 )

Kishida ordered his fisheries minister to apologize on Thursday for referring to treated radioactive water being released from the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant as "contaminated" and told him to retract his remark

Great job, "leader".........

instead of trying to fix the problem, you want to just cover it up and pretend it didn't happen?

I guess the public is dumb enough to say, GEE..........I guess all of that 3/11 stuff, DIDN'T Happen.........doi.......

Just how big of a clown is Kishida anyway?

I mean we all know how useless he is, but is he also brain dead?

-3 ( +1 / -4 )

Oh for dogs sake, why do not the Japanese officials release the facts about Chinese reactors? Here you are....... The annual amount of tritium contained in the treated and diluted water to be released from the plant in Fukushima is capped at 22 trillion becquerels. The Chinese nuclear energy sector data show the Qinshan power plant in Zhejiang Province released 218 trillion becquerels of tritium in 2021. That is about ten times the maximum amount of tritium to be discharged from the Fukushima Daiichi plant in a year. Just look at the numbers.....22 trillion becquerels compared to 218 trillion becquerels. That is NOT a small difference....................ps. One becquerel is defined as the activity of a quantity of radioactive material in which one nucleus decays per second.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

Freudian Slip.

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

"How DARE you tell the truth and call it what it is! Sheesh! This is almost as bad as calling women hired for good money to provide comfort as 'sex slaves'!"

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

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