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Japan is acting as if they own the worlds delicate oceans.

Tokyo is insisting on jettisoning their radiation filled water continuously for 30 long years without regards to the concerns of the Pacific Islanders.

This is unforgivable.

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China's allies

You mean, china's puppets.

Also, it's china that keeps building it's FAKE islands in other people's waters....destroying coral reefs and destroying the livelihoods of local fisherman. And where do you suppose the chinazis on these fake islands dispose of their waste?

That's right. They dump into the seas that they stole from other countries.

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I don't blame these Pacific Islanders especially since the currents flow out towards them (but not China).

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from the Solomon Islands government to Fiji's opposition

It also shows that Japan's influence is decreasing, in the past those pacific islands can give their vote for Japan but now not anymore.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/1999/nov/11/whaling.internationalnews

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WesleyToday  04:39 pm JST

You mean, china's puppets. 

Do you live there?

That's a very insulting remark you made .

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For context: Fiji is about 7300 kilometers from Japan, and about 7290 kilometers from where you will be able to measure the effects of the waste water release.

It will be effected by Pacific ocean current, we're not talking isolated ocean like Dead Sea here, we're talking about Pacific we're it goes in many places.

https://www.britannica.com/place/Peru-Current

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Is Fiji really a Chinese ally, though?

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-05-30/china-aiming-for-greater-influence-with-pacific-islands-summit

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It has been many decades before the atomic bomb testing that the Pacific was a pearl ocean.

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IAEA report

https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/news/iaea-presents-monitoring-data-from-japan-on-treated-water-release-from-fukushima-daiichi

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Of COURSE they do, if they DON'T they don't get the $$$ that was promised to them, it's all in the contract.

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They want money, and it doesn't matter if it's Chinese Yuan or Japanese Yen. It can also be said that it is evidence that it is a puppet of China.

They will not understand at all even if I clarify the scientific basis of the treated water discharged by Japan.

In other words, there is a difference in motives such as money or emotions, but it is a waste of time to explain in the same way as the Korean people.

If you are so worried, you should ask the IAEA to investigate and compare the current and future values and consider whether there is a difference.

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Strike up the BandWagon, and hop on.

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This is the problem, when you want to play politics/start playing politics, it will come a time when others will find an opportunity to do the exact same to you, when its disadvantage to you.

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China’s allies? So Russia and North Korea. Real respectable fellows.

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https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/aug/25/fukushima-daiichi-nuclear-power-plant-china-wastewater-release

China accused of hypocrisy over its own release of wastewater from nuclear plants Plants in China releases water with higher amounts of tritium, scientist says, calling into question seafood ban imposed on Japan

Does China ever follow the science? Doesn't see so. Everything is political in China. Floods, military, economy, and their own nuclear waste.

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"American professor Emily Hammond, an expert in energy and environmental law with George Washington University, said: "The challenge with radionuclides (such as tritium) is that they present a question that science cannot fully answer; that is, at very low levels of exposure, what can be counted as 'safe'? "

"One can have a lot of faith in the IAEA's work while still recognising that compliance with standards does not mean that there are 'zero' environmental or human consequences attributed to the decision."

"The US National Association of Marine Laboratories released a statement in December 2022 saying it was not convinced by Japan's data.

And marine biologist Robert Richmond, from the University of Hawaii, told the BBC: "We've seen an inadequate radiological, ecological impact assessment that makes us very concerned that Japan would not only be unable to detect what's getting into the water, sediment and organisms, but if it does, there is no recourse to remove it... there's no way to get the genie back in the bottle."

Environmental groups such as Greenpeace go further, referring to a paper published by scientists at the University of South Carolina in April 2023.

Shaun Burnie, a senior nuclear specialist with Greenpeace East Asia, says tritium can have "direct negative effects" on plants and animals if ingested, including "reduced fertility" and "damage to cell structures, including DNA".

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You can’t reason with unreasonable people.

There will not be any effect on these people. None.

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Bad actors at work. Another grand example of tactics, manipulation and low resolution CCP opportunism. Spreading panic for their own agenda. Weaponizing fear. Anyone surprised?

Pacific Islanders, hold onto your heads ( and your sovereignty ) . You’ll be fine if you do.

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It's amazing how proud these people are of their ignorance. Willful ignorance, a pathological need to ignore the facts of the situation, in order to score petty, short term political points.

What will change? Nothing. In fact, you'll see the resolve of the Japanese quietly become firmer, now that they have THE support of both science and the international regulatory body overseeing such areas. China has...nothing but spite. As for "allies"? lol. Fiji and the Solomon Islands, you say? That's...pretty PATHETIC, China. Surely you could do better at stirring up "friends" beyond some dinky islands literally thousands of miles away from Japan's shores? lol. Nope!

"Never argue with an idiot. They will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience." -Mark Twain.

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This is the problem, when you want to play politics/start playing politics, it will come a time when others will find an opportunity to do the exact same to you, when its disadvantage to you.

This describes Japan with the semiconductor chips.

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quercetumToday 05:53 am JST

This is the problem, when you want to play politics/start playing politics, it will come a time when others will find an opportunity to do the exact same to you, when its disadvantage to you.

This describes Japan with the semiconductor chips.

When you can show the national security implications of seafood, you might have a whataboutism. Until then it is just more sanctions that China is engaged in.

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It's all political games by the CCP.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-66613158.amp

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Why didn't they protest when China released tritium in to the sea? Because they are being paid by China to protest!

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Hey all you governments, Tritium is present in ALL the worlds oceans already. Radiation is present all over the world, it is every where. The actual levels of tritium in that released water, which has been so diluted, will make no difference to any ocean.

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China, the world's worst polluters of the oceans and environment, depleted fishing stock after fishing stock around the world and engaging in hostile actions in new fishing territories, their own rivers and waters so polluted by waste that many cannot even drink from it, sees fit to grandstand against Japan releasing tritium into the oceans, something China itself does on a scale far larger from its own power plants.

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Chinas minions.

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