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Japan asks Hong Kong not to ban food imports over Fukushima water release

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Up until recently I was kind of leaning towards dumping the water as it seemed there was no other solution, and the gov't and TEPCO also stated this was the only option. But then I saw a report when the IAEA director visited Korea and they showed that there were at least 3 other options, but as Larr Flint said they are more expensive, but safer. Why does Japan allow TEPCO to destroy the Fukushima reputation again. For these poor people it is a repeat of what happened on March 11th, the stigma and the shame of saying you are from Fukushima!

6 ( +19 / -13 )

Like Nishimura and Kishida didn't see this coming? The folks in Fukushima have been saying this all along...

6 ( +15 / -9 )

>>Japan asks Hong Kong not to ban food imports over Fukushima water release

Japan should ask Hong Kong and China not to intrude into Japan's waters and poach local (lots of) fish and coral. If they continue to address any radioactive risk, just stop overfishing in "risky" foreign territories.

5 ( +7 / -2 )

Police-state Hong Kong does not deserve Japans quality produce anyway. They should continue eating their own contaminated produce from elsewhere in China.

Japan will have no problem finding markets for any seafood - considering all the science and testing says it is 100% safe.

4 ( +11 / -7 )

 Lets not forget about France and Europe, since they do, dump waste water into the ocean.

France IS in Europe.

Smeh

3 ( +9 / -6 )

Keeping the water in a lake. It would evaporate along with the Tritium into the atmosphere which has the highest levels of it.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

The La Hague reprocessing plant in France releases 450 times more Tritium water than planned at Fukushima. It releases more than 11,000 TBq/year. The Sellafield reprocessing plant in the UK releases 50 times more at 1,200 TBq/year. More than 90,000 TBq since it opened.

TEPCO wants to release 25TBq/year.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Y'know, there are ways to deal with this...

19th century way: send diplomatic letters, stamped in vermillion, to beg for understanding and goodwill from the bureaucracy in the hope that the people will listen.

21st century way: engage in active anti-disinformation campaigns in the digital world. We all know the reason that people are freaking out in Korea and the Chinese world is that aunties and uncles love to forward memes of questionable scientific accuracy to each other. Like Taiwan did with covid, create some equally shareable memes with good information so they can do their thing.

Japan is two centuries behind and needs to catch up!

0 ( +2 / -2 )

Hong Kong asks Japan not to release radioactive water.

-1 ( +4 / -5 )

The water is said to be safe. There’s a lake in Fukushima. Why not dump it in the lake and keep it inJapan?

The radioactive elements are supposedly harmless and the Japanese don’t like to cause trouble for others. So this is the best answer. Keep your garbage to your self instead of allowing the ocean currents to transport to the Americas.

-1 ( +4 / -5 )

 Just dumping water and bowing just won't work for Hongkong, unlike those poor Fukushima fisherman.

 

But its ok for China to dump waste water into the ocean?

-2 ( +5 / -7 )

HONG KONG needs to ban dangerous products and protect its citizens, unlike Japan.

 

Yeah right, then Hong Kong should ban products from China, if it wants to protect its citizens. In fact, Hong Kong should break away from China , if it really wants to protects its people.

-2 ( +5 / -7 )

Lets not forget about France and Europe, since they do, dump waste water into the ocean.

France IS in Europe.

Smeh

You are correct,

I know

So it should read: Europe dumps waste water into the ocean. The point still stands. Does it not?

Do you have a link for that??

Smeh

Smeh

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

at the end of the day Anicerainbow Japan will suffer economically for this stupid stunt

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

This contained water can be cleaned with technology but it is costly, what Japan is doing is the cheapest way to deal with problem and endangering people lives.

 

It is being cleaned with technology but technology can only do so much.

-3 ( +2 / -5 )

If you’re going to dump the water then concerns of Japanese sea food products will follow and are reasonable.

It’s not only the people in Hong Kong who are concerned, but also the Japanese fishermen and South Koreans as well.

That said Korean Japanese relations have been improving. Other nations should not use this as a tool divide the two nations.

-3 ( +3 / -6 )

Lets not forget about France and Europe, since they do, dump waste water into the ocean.

France IS in Europe.

Smeh

You are correct, France is in Europe. So it should read: Europe dumps waste water into the ocean. The point still stands. Does it not?

Smeh

-3 ( +0 / -3 )

Don’t beg, just don’t release the contaminated waste water.

-4 ( +16 / -20 )

This is what happens when you pee in your neighbor’s pool.

-4 ( +5 / -9 )

Hong Kong asked Japan not to dump radioactive water into the worlds oceans but Japan will not adhere. Now, Japan asks Hong Kong to buy radioactive fish?

-5 ( +12 / -17 )

But then I saw a report when the IAEA director visited Korea and they showed that there were at least 3 other options,

 

And what are these 3 options? And If these options exist, which I doubt, why did neither South Korean or China use them, since both of them dumped waste water into the ocean?

-5 ( +4 / -9 )

Keep begging not gonna happen

-5 ( +1 / -6 )

I'm not one to support or agree with the CCP but I can kinda see their point. If I were them I'd be a bit concerned about cesium in the food, and the organisations in charge of the cleanup haven't exactly been on a rocketship of success and integrity.

-5 ( +1 / -6 )

Imagine that. And China is the number one market. Sanctions and bans cut both ways.

Japan's second-largest market for agricultural and fisheries exports,

-6 ( +9 / -15 )

Don’t beg, just don’t release the contaminated waste water.

 

And do what with the water? It is ok to build a tank next to your place?

-6 ( +3 / -9 )

This is what happens when you pee in your neighbor’s pool.

drinking pee doesn’t cause cancer, immune destruction and heart problems and lung problems and bone structure development problems I think. Radionuclides do.

-6 ( +3 / -9 )

Why is it that the Japanese government and TEPCO just can’t seem to convince other countries that their radioactive discharges are safe?

Who would have thought that radioactivity and food wouldn’t be a popular mix?

The Japanese must be extremely confused…

-7 ( +14 / -21 )

@Roy

This article’s focus is on the import and consumption of seafood not radioactive discharge comparisons

And comparing more or less radioactivity in other places is a straw man approach

-7 ( +5 / -12 )

Good on Hong Kong! More countries, not just in the region, but around the world as well, should be following in their footsteps!

 

Really, How about banning products from China and South Korea, since both countries dump waste into the Ocean. Lets not forget about France and Europe, since they do, dump waste water into the ocean.

-7 ( +3 / -10 )

Good on you Hong Kong!

When there are economic consequences the LDP may act. It's obvious they don't care about the Japanese people though or this release would have never seen the light of day. Losing their biggest client might make them rethink their TEPCO makes all the rules strategy though!

-8 ( +7 / -15 )

Just dumping water and bowing just won't work for Hongkong, unlike those poor Fukushima fisherman.

-10 ( +17 / -27 )

Good on Hong Kong! More countries, not just in the region, but around the world as well, should be following in their footsteps!

-15 ( +17 / -32 )

Don’t beg, just don’t release the contaminated waste water.

Bass, VERY well said!

-15 ( +6 / -21 )

HONG KONG needs to ban dangerous products and protect its citizens, unlike Japan.

-16 ( +16 / -32 )

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