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Japan seems to be concerned about global opinion and not purchasing Japanese fish in the future.

-3 ( +12 / -15 )

China, as the world's biggest polluter, is the last country on earth to be lecturing anyone about pollution.

Its opposition to this plan - despite the IAEA's assurances and continued monitoring, and even with Chinese experts on the IAEA team - is a purely political charade.

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This is an excellent opportunity to stop selling to China. Ultimately, China doesn't do business deals unless it can be the dominant party. If they can't start out in a dominant position they will wait a while and change the rules. There are plenty of other markets available.

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Well played Japan. Feel free to offer any input or help fellas, if you are that concerned. Send us your experts!

-4 ( +0 / -4 )

It’s really strange. Because IAEA has already had a proof that the treated water is within the standard value.

How come Japan have to dispatch “experts” to China ?

4 ( +6 / -2 )

China, as the world's biggest polluter, is the last country on earth to be lecturing anyone about pollution.

Because they make all the things you buy for cheap, don't be a naive boy

0 ( +4 / -4 )

Some Japanese have problem dealing with others, because they lack the ability to make decisions with consulting with the group

Exactly

It took them 10 years to take the decision of throwing wastewater to the sea.

-4 ( +3 / -7 )

Nuclear power plants in China and South Korea discharge wastewater, but in Japan it is treated water. Countries such as China and South Korea are reported by the mass media and believed by the majority of the people without intentionally making that distinction.

If there is scientific evidence that something is dangerous, all you have to do is show it to the IAEA. Why can't we even do that?

It's an emotional issue.

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

China and South Korea discharge wastewater,

Even if other people do it you're not allowed to do it.

You're on a higher moral ground.

Stop doing what the bad guys do. Be good.

show it to the IAEA.

The IAEA did not recommended throwing the wastewater. The IAEA is not on japan's side. It's neutral.

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Isn't IAEA a most authoritative watch dog of nuclear issues composed of a passel of nuclear experts or scientists? And so, if they say the planned Fukushima water discharge is in accord with international norms and gives no impact on human beings and the environment, we must believe it.

 In this vein, the Japanese government's calling for dialogue with China and probably with S. Korea, Hong Kong and other relevant countries and regions may be superfluous and vain.

At any rate, is it worth building nuclear power plants one after another anywhere in the world?

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IAEA supports the release of Fukushima wastewater.

https://www.voanews.com/a/un-nuclear-watchdog-approves-japan-s-plan-to-release-radioactive-water-from-fukushima/7166141.html

IAEA Finds Japan’s Plans to Release Treated Water into the Sea at Fukushima Consistent with International Safety Standards

https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/pressreleases/iaea-finds-japans-plans-to-release-treated-water-into-the-sea-at-fukushima-consistent-with-international-safety-standards

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The Chinese position is purely political, The experts' argument will do nothing to convince them of changing their opposition to the release because it is not something backed by scientific reasons.

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You don't need to tell or explain ANYTHING to them, they do whatever they please regardless of the issues, to the rest of the world.

Ignore them.

2 ( +4 / -2 )

Japan is typically doing the correct and proper thing. But we all know China is doing it for political reasons. Japan really should ignore them. Japan has followed the position of the UN's arm the IAEA. China is a country that still hasn't let the UN'sarm the WHO fully investigate the Wuhan Viral Institute. China can take a hike.

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"We[IAEA] do not endorse the plan or recommend this to be done.

https://japantoday.com/category/national/exclusive-iaea-chief-grossi-nods-to-discord-among-its-fukushima-report-experts

-3 ( +0 / -3 )

The coolant of nuclear cores in every nuclear power plant in every country is released to the sea. In the cooling process, the water is contaminated with various nuclear particles, so that it must be treated to the safety level before release to the sea.

A Japanese newspaper reporter asked about this during a regular news conference held by China's Foreign Affairs Department (4/1/2021/People's Daily (Japanese edition)). Zhao Lijian, then spokesperson for the Foreign Affairs Department, refuted it by saying that the ordinary coolant of nuclear cores and the discharge of tanked water at Fukushima are two different matters. Are they really?

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lunaticJuly 22  02:00 am JST

"We[IAEA] do not endorse the plan or recommend this to be done.

https://japantoday.com/category/national/exclusive-iaea-chief-grossi-nods-to-discord-among-its-fukushima-report-experts

Taking one line out of context.

From the same article:

"We say this plan is consistent with the standards," Grossi said."

"..what we have published is scientifically impeccable."

"Grossi said none of the experts had raised concerns with him directly "

"Grossi said ...... there were also "certain political agendas"

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