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Tritium at 13 China monitoring points above Fukushima water level

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Don’t do what we do, only do as we say! Interesting Chinese policy?!

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The amount of radioactive tritium in wastewater from Chinese nuclear plants, recorded at 13 of the nation's monitoring points in 2021, surpassed the maximum allowable annual amount

Now it's time for competition to show the world who can really pollute ocean water even more, is it China, Japan or someone else.

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As usual, China has an excuse for everything except responsibility!! Yawn. . .

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It's not the tritium that's not the problem, but plutonium, cesium, strontium, etc.

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"came into direct contact with melted reactor cores."

But, but, but ... it's a different kind of tritium! Oh China, better to remain silent and let people think you are a fool than open your mouth and remove all doubt.

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Wouldn't be surprised if the numbers around China spike at the end of the month or early September when the Fukushima release happens, since it would be a convenient cover story and blame-game for allowing China to dump their own radioactive waste.

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""However, China has contended that the IAEA did not adequately represent the perspectives of the participating experts in their review. Consequently, China implemented comprehensive ""

And Japan would have done the same if China was releasing this water. Anyway you look at this mess it's a lose lose situation and we are screwed along with mother earth until we find a safer source of energy.

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Two wrongs don't make a right!

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Two wrongs don't make a right! Make TEPCO and more importantly the TEPCO execs who caused this issue pay for the expensive option of remediation!

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I was in China recently, despite evidence otherwise, according to people I talked to, the government is telling Chinese citizens, the 1-3 reactor cores completely melted and breached the pressure containment vessel. I told them that's not correct but guess what, I can't get the IAEA report on my phone because it's blocked by the great firewall.

The entire country is a huge wall of misinformation, all to elevate the status of the CCP.

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Don’t do what we do, only do as we say! Interesting Chinese policy?!

...and is why reciprocity is the most robust foreign policy to adopt when dealing with China.

Start with SK and Japan unity to expose the air pollution that drifts east from China.

From Chinese researchers. China's air pollution has ramificatior the entire world, not just Japan and South Korea.

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2023/aug/07/air-pollution-linked-rise-antibiotic-resistance-imperils-human-health

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And remember that this is official "data with Chinese characteristics"... meaning that the real figures are undoubtedly much, much higher.

Samit BasuToday 07:47 am JST

It's not the tritium that's not the problem, but plutonium, cesium, strontium, etc.

Per Roy Sophveason's post, everything except Tritium is removed/filtered by ALPS. This water discharge is undergoing more scrutiny than literally any other discharge in history, and it still passes the test. If the accident had been in China, they'd still be denying it ever happened.

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@Samit Basu

It's not the tritium that's not the problem, but plutonium, cesium, strontium, etc.

Not that releasing any radioactive pollutants is good but it’s misleading half-truths like this that keep people from understanding the actual situation.

Currant systems, including those used at Fukushima can and do remove 99.99 percent of cesium etc. The tiny bit remaining is not only well below international standards but id actually below the background radiation levels.

Yes, it’s true the that plutonium, cesium, strontium, etc. would be a huge problem IF IT WERE PRESENT in the water to be released, but it’s not.

Tritium on the other hand can’t easily be removed and this is why all nuclear power plants release levels of tritium that are far too high. Some countries with a lower control level, like China, South Korea, France, Canada, have nuclear plants that releasing tritium far exceeding safe levels, but all plants release some amounts. This is certainly a good argument for non-nuclear/non-fossil fuel power plants but I researched and misleading information does nothing to educate the public!

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It is not just China and anyway, Tritium is the least of your worries for stuff being dumped in the sea.

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china's double standards, lies and hypocrisy...again.

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China says their radioactive water is safer, even though it is more radioactive? That is nuts.

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Yes, it’s true the that plutonium, cesium, strontium, etc. would be a huge problem IF IT WERE PRESENT in the water to be released, but it’s not.

It will be present, but only in trace concentrations far below all international stands, then diluted again another 1,000 times before release.

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@konjo4u

China says their radioactive water is safer, even though it is more radioactive? That is nuts.

Chinese waste water is free of plutonium, cesium, strontium, ALPS processed Fukushima radioactive waste water is not.

This is why Fukushima radioactive waste water must not be released into sea, but evaporated to ensure no heavy radioactive element is released into nature.

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