Look at this guy @Tom Doley who thinks he knows better than IAEA
It's called logic. If the water is damn safe, dump it in your own backyard, not in world's national park. Why wouldn't you if the radiation level is directly comparable to bananas?
I have little trust in IAEA when it involves issues related to one of the top funding member nations, just like I had no trust in WHO when it came to the China virus.
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I just wonder what these young men are thinking about their own country's nuclear power plants are releasing tritium into sea? They think S Korea is okay but Japan is "no"?
Were the same Koreans protesting against Japan's release of radioactive water prior to 2011? According to your argument, Japan had more reactors then so released more tritium back then.
Of course not, so there must be other reasons why they are protesting post 2011. Logic before belief mate.
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This is absolutely fake news. Need a proof that they can not separate all isotopes.
Er, how it can it be fake news when the Japanese government itself admitted that it failed to remove the other isotopes? Stop relying on the fake media outlets.
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A fringe group that 90% of Japanese ignore!
That is your "hate Korea" examples!
Your few personal anecdotes represent all the Koreans? oh the hypocrisy. lol
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Another day, another copycat crime.
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My gosh, why is this news now??? If it happened in 2016 and 2017, the jgov should have told us back then which websites have been hacked so that we can change our login credentials on other websites as well.
Unbelievable how backward this government is in handling crisis situation. Seriously, it's worse than African nations.
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Hang on, wasn't Japan boasting that the best testing philosophy was 'test only those with severe symptoms that last for 4 days'? Why preemptively test athletes?
Test your backyard first. Sheer utter incompetence.
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All reactors all over the world are releasing tritium only (no cesium, no strontium, etc.) into environment (sea, lake, sea). It is absolutely true. Nobody doubts it. More reactors are releasing more tritium into environment. S Korea has 20 rectors operating and Japan has only 9 rectors operating. That is all about it. Most people don't know about it. Truth is truth.
Not Japan's reactors. The truth is, 2 of the 3 ALPS treatment units in Japan weren't approved, and they were the ones that failed to separate out all the isotopes.
Yeah and if we were 3 years ago this may mean something!
Yeah, in an advanced country yes. We're talking about Japan who have failed to come up with proper protocols and action plans over 10 years. Things have not changed in the past 3 years.
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The "Hate Japan" industry in South Korea sure seems to be booming, doesn't it? Passing that hot hate down to the next generation, then the next...just like their northern neighbor China.
You're obviously immune to "hate Korea" in Japan. Have you not seen all the black vans with loudspeakers, bookstores with dedicated section on "Hate Korea" book, top 3 key words entered on Japanese search engines being "Korea" for all age bands (except under 30 women), protests to deport ethnic Koreans in Japan, TV personalities brazenly hating Korea on air, governments cancelling exhibitions containing Korean items, nippon kaigi schools that brainwash young kids etc etc.
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spill it in the Japanese lakes and dams.
No. Unfair to Japanese rice and produce farmers.
Why? According to you, it's supposedly clean.
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@ Alfie Noakes
Reuters reported three years ago that TEPCO had admitted lying about removing all radioactive materials from the water:
The Jgov have done well to brainwash people to think it's just Tritium that's remaining. There's a reason why Korea, China, Russia, France, Canada, Philippines and Taiwan are not on Japan's side.
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It seems that Koreans don't know S Korean reactors are releasing much more tritium into sea than Japan.
Anyone who keeps commenting on this is showing their true color. There's only a handful of media outlets that report these fake news, mind you all in Japan. Other media outlets don't report this, let alone other countries. If you want to be part of Jgov's propaganda to prove to the world that Japan's radioactive water is safe, at least don't rely on fake news.
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I don't get it. Why dump it into the ocean if it's that clean?
If it is drinkable water, why don't all the Jgov politicians drink the water?
Further, why can't Japan create an artificial lake and dump the water in there?
Why not connect pipes from the tanks and connect it to the water reservoirs to provide free water to households? Probably the cheapest option.
So many solutions for the clean water. Yet, why dump it into the Pacific Ocean (not Japan's Ocean) and create enemies, including Taiwan?
This is no joke Japan. It's a crime against humanity, and you don't want to do that every century.
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Suga: start reducing the number of cases next week. It will show my policies have worked.
Excel officer: Hai, your wish is my command. The world still doesn't know our secret, and you'll be the glorious leader during the best Olympics ever.
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Not sure this is in fact well known
Agree, definitely not in Japan since many in Japan think they were the unprovoked victim, not the failed aggressor.
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Well Kerry's statements are contradicting US' recent extension banning all Fuku products. And there is a reason for all that which we will soon find out.
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Another day, another complaint from Korea
Sorry to break the news. It ain't just Korea. Taiwan? They already warned Japan that they increased radioactive monitoring units in the sea from 32 to 99 and will sue Japan if their fishing industry faces financial losses which amounts to 550 million annually. And Philippines, France, Canada, Russia etc. They're all complaining. I just love how Japanese media outlets only focus on Korea for all the wrong reasons.
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Maybe China doesn't manufacture mirrors. They don't know what they look like.
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Look if it was safe, America wouldn't have extended its ban on Fukushima products recently.
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Tritium is not the main issue here. It's the other dangerous isotopes that Japan failed to remove due to their failed equipment and poor technology.
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We are no in a competition about who got the more dirty water.
Well said. Unfortunately though, for some as well as the incompetent Jgov, these tactics are used to diffuse and save face. Comments like, "oh, these thugs are doing it, so it's not bad for us". It's never like, we have moral standards so we should be upright and civil and socially responsible. Never! That's what ruins the image of Japan for me.
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Why not give your shallow lecture to all members of IAEA. ..lol..or do you agree any organizations under UN
are just craps?
We're on a roll I see. Another quality Jgov propaganda.
If the Jgov truly believes it's safe, tell them to connect water mains to it and supply all the households with the tainted Fuku water for free.
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If needing to choose one, I would drink the water from Fukushima over the regular tap water in China which is undrinkable.
Btw, your persistent bringing up of China's water is irrelevant. Tell me a Chinese government official who said China's water is safe to drink.
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The Japanese propaganda machine is in full force, some trickling through to this JT platform. Lots of related articles in other Japanese media outlets, mind you, the only country in the world that keeps perpetuating these fake news. It's almost as if the Jgov wants to prep its citizens and gain their acceptance prior to releasing the radiated water. Why don't the Jgov try and promote their propaganda in other countries? Because it won't work.
When I see this, I see Japan being no different to North Korea and China. The gov can only survive through propaganda, signs of a dictatorial country.
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By the way, Taiwan was complaining as well. Why aren't the nationalists complaining about them complaining? Truth hurts.
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Both China and Korea have been running nuclear powerplants located nearby East China Sea and Sea of Japan. Lots of amount of water must be used to cool down reactors. What then do they handle such "contaminated" water?
Look honey, no-one ever complained about Japan's nuclear reactors prior to the world's largest and worst nuclear meltdown happening in 2011. That's because the reactors around the world have closed circuits for their cooling system. It's akin to a car's radiator. The water does not go into the combustion chambers and carry carbon monoxide out. Similarly, water does not run through to the core of the reactors and touch naked uranium. It is nowhere near as dangerous as water that was directly exposed to radiation as in Fuku's case.
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What a tool this Aso is? Typical of him to double down with a poker face.
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ANYONE WHO SAYS FUKUSHIMA WATER IS SAFE IS JUST PART OF THE JAPANESE GOVERNMENT'S PROPAGANDA MACHINE AND IS A COMRADE IN CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY.
It is not safe. There was even an article on this very site last year or so that said Japan failed to properly treat the water and that high levels of isotopes other than tritium still remains, apparently due to broken filters and lack of funds. So much for high tech Japan. Spend money on treating the damn water first before wasting home printed money on silly things like abemasks that noone uses.
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Backpeddling by Japan is all too common by the wishy-washy j-gov. Japan needs fresh leaders who can stand by their words, not incompetent dinosaurs linked to feudal tribes and corporate money.
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Reminds me of a situation where a lady had about 200 dogs and five horses in a house we rented out. All cramped and living on top of each other. Stunk like hell because poo and pee were everywhere. Eventually, police came and took all the animals and she was barred from owning pets again.
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