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Posted in: Japan tries to explain to embassies merits of releasing Fukushima water into ocean See in context

@shane,

That may be what TEPCO states when hiring new employees for the Fukushima site, but I don't buy it.

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Posted in: Japan tries to explain to embassies merits of releasing Fukushima water into ocean See in context

Someone needs to tell Southern California Edison(SCE)/San Onefre of the merits of the "Third Method."

www.desertsun.com

The San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station is home to 3.55 million pounds of radioactive waste.Jul 27, 2019

and from NRC site (https://www.nei.org/resources/fact-sheets/decommissioning-nuclear-power-plants).

"Contaminated materials can be disposed of in two ways: decontaminated on-site or removed and shipped to a waste-processing, storage or disposal facility."

The NRC and SCE have overlooked the the third method. The Pacific Ocean is just a short walk from the San Onofre storage facility...

As an SCE rate payer, I imagine the savings on my future bills. That is a big merit. Not only that, the US government can save a lot of tax money this way by not having to deal with Hanford, Sandia, Oak Ridge, and the other 1,342 Superfund Sites. I suppose the savings in tax money could be put to other uses; yet another great merit...

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Posted in: Japan tries to explain to embassies merits of releasing Fukushima water into ocean See in context

At the very least, make a serious effort TEPCO/Japan to remove some of the other radioisotopes from the contaminated water.

https://news.rice.edu/2017/01/19/treated-carbon-pulls-radioactive-elements-from-water-2/

Does Japan have the US equivalent of a Superfund Site?

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Posted in: Japan faces decision over contaminated Fukushima nuclear plant water See in context

Is there any concern over biological amplification?

I remember learning about the decimation of the bird population in the Santa Barbara Channel Islands in elementary school caused by the DDT that was dumped in the ocean. Unfortunately in this case, the solution to pollution was not dilution. Also, are any of you big on swordfish?

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