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Posted in: Fukushima surfer, shop owner fears 'contaminated sea' See in context

The guy (who says he surfs at a different beach further north) is concerned about what future potential visitors to the area might think. (See last five paragraphs.)

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Posted in: In Minneapolis, armed patrol group tries to keep the peace See in context

I would like to comment, but I suspect a message will pop up again (third time in three days) saying "You are not allowed to post as comments have been disabled". Well, I was invited to comment, and your notice was not there when I started writing, which is why I used this window and half an hour of my life writing my opinion. Just saying.

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Posted in: 4 die in fire suppression system accident in Tokyo parking garage See in context

Poor father who lost two sons, 58 and 59 in this tragedy.

https://news.yahoo.co.jp/pickup/6390902

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Posted in: Aso repeats claim that treated Fukushima water is good to drink See in context

Quote: "According to the Japanese government's plan, the tritium will be diluted to less than 1,500 becquerels per liter, one-40th of the concentration permitted under Japanese safety standards and one-seventh of the WHO's guideline for drinking water."

That is the quality of monitored filtered and diluted water that he is being asked to drink, before being poured into the Pacific. (Not directly out of any tank.)

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Posted in: If the Tokyo Olympics are held, who do you think would be a good choice to light the Olympic flame? See in context

Ikee San the come-back swimmer fighting leukemia has to be up there among the candidates.

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Posted in: If the Tokyo Olympics are held, who do you think would be a good choice to light the Olympic flame? See in context

There are actually two cauldrons planned, one inside the venue for opening and closing ceremonies and one more widely visible at the waterfront. I think the question may end up being, "Which two people?" Perhaps the waterfront flame will be lit by a paralympian?

https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1073451/tokyo-2020-confirms-it-will-use-olympic-flame-cauldrons-in-stadium-and-on-the-waterfront

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Posted in: Fukushima locals criticize government for tone-deaf tritium mascot See in context

This is so off-the wall that it’s kinda cute!

‘Only in Japan’ rings true.

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Posted in: Aso repeats claim that treated Fukushima water is good to drink See in context

Russia has kept silent through all of this. The safer option. They obviously do not want to be called hypocrites or to be asked about those submarine nuclear reactors that they dumped in the Arctic and the Japan Sea. (Open knowledge)

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Posted in: Fukushima locals criticize government for tone-deaf tritium mascot See in context

Tone deaf perhaps, but while we are all criticizing such insensitivity, the expression 'tone-deaf' itself is nowadays considered 'ableist' by some, i.e. to be insensitive, apparently.

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Posted in: Mercedes rolls out luxury electric car in duel with Tesla See in context

Absolutely nothing about that shape attracts me. (Except the arrow designs perhaps).

Possibly high-powered business executives will drool over the outline(?).

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Posted in: Pfizer CEO: Vaccine third dose 'likely' needed within 12 months See in context

Luxury!

That people can worry about the remote possibility of a third shot, when most of us have had no shots at all... nowt, nil, nada.

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Posted in: France outlaws sex with children aged under 15 See in context

So just to clarify, according to this latest legislation, 15 is ok, but 14 is a no-no, and that brings it closer in line with other penal codes? Really?

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Posted in: 4 die in fire suppression system accident in Tokyo parking garage See in context

Just to keep the record straight, this has happened repeatedly. Third time in the last few months.

https://www.city.nagoya.jp/shobo/page/0000136280.html

Workers died in Nagoya (December 2020) and Tokyo (January 2021) from accidental fire suppressant CO2 releases.

【名古屋市中区】(令和2年12月)

機械式立体駐車場の内部で、作業員が保守作業を行っていたところ、何らかの原因で消火剤(二酸化炭素)が立体駐車場内に放出され、人命が失われました。

【東京都】(令和3年1月)

不活性ガス消火設備(二酸化炭素消火設備)の消防設備点検作業を行っていたところ、何らかの原因で放出された消火剤(二酸化炭素)により作業員の方が亡くなられました。

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Posted in: New Nissan GT-R NISMO unveiled in Japan See in context

R32, R33, R34, R35 DNA alive and well.

Pretty good ad for McD’s though. ;8)

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Posted in: Man arrested for stealing women’s shoes and replacing them with new ones See in context

13th fairy here, a bit late to the party, but for the women involved it must be creepy and scary that he was able to get close enough to her to smell her, to chose her particular shoes, and get her details. All in complete silence. Some kind of stalking involved. (Not just anyone's shoes off the net or from a recycle shop.)

"What else does this guy know about me, what else is he capable of, and how can that be prevented?"... must be the questions running through these ladies' minds.

On the face of it, the guy got his kicks, and with luck will move on, to add to his collection. If nothing happens to the women, then great, but in their minds, this could be another case of "I asked you for help and you did nothing!"

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Posted in: COVID, Philip's no-fuss attitude mean simpler funeral plan See in context

Lovely photographs, even including the people who have been asked not to lay flowers.

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Posted in: U.S. increasingly concerned over Russian troop build up at Ukraine border See in context

Zaphod: "they want to hide behind NATO and get EU membership, while instigating this war."

NATO would not be willing to give them membership until the situation has stabilized. It is in Ukraine's interest to look and act peaceful. Instigating anything would conversely cause NATO to back off.

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Posted in: 5 students arrested after putting glue on playground equipment See in context

The article says "carpenters' glue for bonding pieces of wood". (?) @2:40 am. That would set hard pretty quickly. (It's not bird lime or gokiburi hoy hoy or anything.)

As I said above, this is just a puzzle. It does not make sense. Thank goodness. If they had had any harmful or malicious intent, they would have used something more dangerous. Not meaning to make any excuses for them, but it just sounds stupid, immature and random. I know how my parents would have dealt with me, and it would have been painful. Community service might well help give them some maturity.

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Posted in: 5 students arrested after putting glue on playground equipment See in context

It does not say whether it was quick-drying or slow-drying, and what the purpose would be, since either way the glue would have dried before any kids came out to play. To make a slide less slippery? Vandalism at best.

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Posted in: U.S. increasingly concerned over Russian troop build up at Ukraine border See in context

For an idea of the scale of the Russian army involvement in eastern Ukraine, seen from the Ukraine side, look at these figures. Over 2,000 armored vehicles and 35,000 troops. (This does not include forces assembling in Crimea and elsewhere along Ukraine's borders.)

https://twitter.com/mhmck/status/1379635770907095041/photo/1

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Posted in: U.S. increasingly concerned over Russian troop build up at Ukraine border See in context

There is an old Chinese proverb that says if you do not want people to think you are a thief, don't adjust your hat in a pear orchard, and don't tie your shoelaces in a strawberry field. If you do, you are either stupid, or asking for trouble.

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Posted in: U.S. increasingly concerned over Russian troop build up at Ukraine border See in context

Ukraine has nothing to gain by initiating anything around there, except stability of the borders and the status quo.

Russia and the separatists have everything to gain by taking over a large chunk of eastern Ukraine, with a land bridge to Crimea, even if they say the troops massed there are only for 'exercises'. LOL. Despite their denials, it is pretty plain to see what they did with Crimea, and what they plan to do now.

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Posted in: Woods was driving almost 90 mph when he crashed SUV near LA See in context

Law enforcement experts directly contradicting each other throughout the article, with one of them asking the obvious questions that must be on everyone's mind.

Tiger was offered breaks that would not have been given to you or me.

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Posted in: Biden to unveil actions on guns, including new ATF boss See in context

So far I have been pleasantly and genuinely surprised at the first movements of the Biden administration.

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Posted in: Tokyo, as you've never seen it before See in context

Tokyo, as you've never seen it before.

And as you'll never see it again.

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Posted in: Japanese regulator bans nuclear plant restart over lax safeguards See in context

The 'ban' is only a one-year blocking move to allow TEPCO extra time to do something more appealing.

Powsurfer, the 'other five' will be offline for mandated regular inspections which take big chunks of time.

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Posted in: Suga to meet fishing industry chief over nuclear waste water disposal See in context

Erm, James, your suggestion is already their option 1 in the article above, i.e. evaporation.

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Posted in: Suga to meet fishing industry chief over nuclear waste water disposal See in context

They're pumping toxic water into Tampa Bay in Florida to prevent a larger spill or break. No other choice. Potentially this is what could happen at Fukushima with these crappy leaking tanks. What if the whole lot lets go in a domino effect in the next earthquake?

All you armchair critics handing out negative votes, what do you suggest Tepco (and Suga) should be doing?

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Posted in: Japanese karate official quits over bullying claim See in context

He's done the honorable thing. In the past it might have involved a little more, perhaps.

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Posted in: Suga to meet fishing industry chief over nuclear waste water disposal See in context

Go back ten years to the Fukushima earthquake and tsunami.

With cooling systems down, and huge amounts of other cooling water coming off the melting reactors, waste water had to be stored somewhere as a temporary emergency.

Quickly Tepco purchased filtering systems and built storage tanks, but these jerry-built were never expected to last forever. In the meantime with talks constantly deadlocked, they have started rusting, leaking, shifting etc., as one might expect. Crowded out with fragile tanks, Tepco have run out of available land. So....

The two options are, as the article states, evaporation (in open pans?) and/or release to the ocean. Both will take time, but will gradually release the unavoidable pressure to do something, anything.

Nuclear power stations around the world already constantly release cooling water into the oceans, containing trace tritium. Fukushima Daiichi and Daini would have been releasing tritium daily for the past ten years if they has still been online.

I do not see why they faff around trying to decide on ONE method of disposal.

Do both, evaporation NOW, and stretch out the process of release to the sea, refiltering, spreading out the drainage pipes and diluting with other waters, in order to stay below the strictest figures possible, under the watchful eye of humanity's guardian angels, the IAEA.

Oh, and if the fisherman want compensation, well, for goodness sake give them something. Thank you.

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