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S Korea says Fukushima water release plan meets global standards

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By Hyunsu Yim and Soo-hyang Choi

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Politics aside, they’re not stupid.

They realize how uncomfortable it would be if it were widely reported in S Korea that their own reactors, Kori in particular, releases more every year than the entire amount to be released from Fukushima over several decades.

And Japanese standards are more strict than Korean or international standards. That won’t stop a ban of seafood, because that’s politics and not based on any scientific evidence.

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Of course it does, this entire thing is being over hyped by hysterical people and the media.

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The South Korean opposition party and the majority of the South Korean public will not want to believe this government announcement.

People who always make anti-Japanese comments don't appear here either.

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@Peter Neil

 their own reactors, Kori in particular, releases more every year than the entire amount to be released from Fukushima over several decades.

Korean reactors do not release plutonium, strontium, and cesium like contained in Fukushima radioactive waste water.

The issue always was about heavy radioactive elements that ALPS was unable to remove, not tridium.

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It removes so much of heavier isotopes that the result is below international standards. Not just below, but 1/6th of international standards. You know this because you’ve posted regularly.

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Korean reactors do not release plutonium, strontium, and cesium like contained in Fukushima radioactive waste water.

Source:- "Dude, trust me. I've seen those elements floating on the water with my own 3 eyes". Right?

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Korean reactors do not release plutonium, strontium, and cesium like contained in Fukushima radioactive waste water.

Only Japan's treated water is dangerous! dangerous! dangerous!

Of course, the IAEA's inspection confirmed this point, but if there is any data that shows that the value exceeds the standard value, I would like you to show it to me.

Contaminated water generated at TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station contains radioactive substances such as cesium-137, strontium-90, and iodine in addition to tritium. These radioactive substances remain in the fuel rods of normal nuclear power plants and are hardly detected in their waste water.

Prior to release into the ocean, these radioactive materials are purified by multi-nuclide removal equipment (ALPS), etc., to a level below regulatory standards, and then diluted to at least 100 times with tritium. By carrying out this kind of treatment, the actual release is less than 1/100th of the regulation standard value.

In "ALPS-treated water" after purification treatment by ALPS, etc., many of the nuclides other than tritium are below the detection limit before dilution. Cesium-134/137, Cobalt-60, Ruthenium-106, Antimony-125, Strontium-90, Iodine-129, Technetium-99, Carbon-14, etc. may be detected, but they are all below regulatory limits.

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Legal limits?

Regulated limits?

Negligible risks?

A million tons of contaminated water seems ‘high risk’ to me and those unlucky enough to be around the end of that pipe!

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kurisurisu

what's your opinion on the 90,000 TBq of Tritium released by Sellafield since it opened in 1947?

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