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-15 ( +3 / -18 )

I don’t understand why Koreans are so concerned about the planned release of the radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean. All the ocean currents flowing off the coast of japan run from west to east and there’s zero chance of released water ever reaching Korea.

9 ( +12 / -3 )

If the water is treated... is it still radioactive?

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

Another blow to the SK anti-J crowd. Some of those protesting was for valid concerns. But most are just on the usual anti-J bandwagon. Fortunately the SK govt is lead by sensible, rational and responsible people.

13 ( +14 / -1 )

If the water is treated... is it still radioactive?

Bananas are radioactive. In fact, almost everything is radioactive. It's the details that matter.

10 ( +12 / -2 )

Holding your phone against your head is far more dangerous,

12 ( +14 / -2 )

I mean, there is the 1.6 million square kilometer Pacific Garbage Patch. So, I don’t know, more of the same. We only have another couple centuries left anyway, optimistically.

-3 ( +2 / -5 )

Traitor Yoon's government may respect IAEA, but Korean parliament and Korean public do not.

The Korean parliament already passed a resolution condemning Japan and 85% of Korean public opposes Japan's Fukushima radioactive water release.

-15 ( +2 / -17 )

Koreans want to think that not only Japan but also the IAEA test is bought by Japan and the test results are fabricated.

Even under President Moon Jae-in, the previous administration, there were no problems with the task force.

October 2020 "It was announced that there was no problem with the performance of the Japanese ALPS to purify the contaminated water, and that the treated water would not have a significant impact on South Korea due to diffusion and dilution by ocean currents."

This is an announcement by the South Korean government, but Koreans may have forgotten that they made such an announcement.

As with the 2002 WC, Koreans assume that because they are bribing, fabricating, or making false reports, the other party is also doing it.

As seen in the NoJapann movement, what Koreans are doing is nothing but nationality discrimination.

11 ( +11 / -0 )

@Agent_Neo

Koreans want to think that not only Japan but also the IAEA test is bought by Japan and the test results are fabricated.

IAEA did no testing, they simply examined the test results submitted by Japan.

To appease China and Korea, Japan must allow independent sampling and testing by China and Korea.

Then the truth comes out that Fukushima radioactive waste processed through ALPS water still contains Plutonium, strontium and Cesium.

-18 ( +0 / -18 )

Japan has better release the tiny amount of the remaining contaminated water stored in the tanks without fanfare, unofficially and quietly to minimize confusions and fusses around the world, especially in S. Korea. Japan should have already dumped it quietly as Russia did before the 1990s.

The weird response of the Japanese government on the accident is the ultimate cause of all the fusses in S. Korea and even in Japan. Japan already released 8-16 peta becquerel of cesium-137 force majeure during the first 3 months after the accident in 2011, which is greater by a factor 15,000-30,000 than the amount contained in the 1.3 million tonnes of water to be released this summer (534 billion becquerel).

The planned release of the water treated by the ALPS is just an international show by which the Japanese government wants to advertise that Japan is always a country abiding by the international law and treaty. However, owing to the inflexible responses of the Japanese government, most people both in Japan and Korea do not grasp that Japan had already released more than 99.999% of radioactive materials from the Fukushima accident in 2011, and just exaggerate and concern about the tiny 0.001% which remain in the tanks.

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@Meiyouwenti

I don’t understand why Koreans are so concerned about the planned release of the radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean.

Korea has much freer press than Japan does, so Korean public is saturated with facts on ALPS processed waste water that Japanese public isn't getting, that there is still above-limit concentration of heavy radioactive elements in the post-processed water. Japan claims delusion brings down this concentration level to acceptable level, but plutonium, cesium, and strontium are still present at above-limit concentration level in ALPS processed water.

All the ocean currents flowing off the coast of japan run from west to east and there’s zero chance of released water ever reaching Korea.

The pacific ocean current flows eastward, then turn back westward, then head toward Japan as Kuroshio current, some of which reaches Korea.

https://www.frontiersin.org/files/Articles/865142/fmars-09-865142-HTML-r1/image_m/fmars-09-865142-g001.jpg

Additionally, Japanese radioactive waste water affects Pacific seafood caught OUTSIDE of Japan, rendering all of Pacific seafood inedible.

-21 ( +0 / -21 )

Why can't Japan just leave the water where it is now?

-9 ( +0 / -9 )

Stephen ChinToday 03:16 am JST

Why can't Japan just leave the water where it is now?

Because it is growing ever greater, all of Japan shouldn't be water storage containers, and 100 years is a long time?

11 ( +11 / -0 )

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