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There's Something In the Water
#1
Fukushima reactor water could damage DNA: report

https://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/a...2003745698

Carbon-14, but no mention of the other radionuclides discussed here earlier.


Ex. https://ecology.news/2020-09-29-radioact...years.html# TEPCO has not always been forthcoming about contamination in the past, claiming that all radionuclides in the contaminated water had been reduced to undetectable levels; leaked TEPCO documents showed that 62 radionuclides, including cobalt, cesium, strontium and iodine, had not actually been removed from the water. They have also been criticized for refusing to let independent organizations test the water stored at the site. Therefore, it’s not surprising that their claims that dumping this radioactive water into the ocean will not cause harm are being met with a lot of skepticism.
 
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#2
23rd October 2020 - Greenpeace Warns 'Potential Damage to Human DNA' at Risk With Japan's Plan to Dump Fukushima Water Into Ocean

Extracts:

According to the report,

If the contaminated water is discharged to the Pacific Ocean, all of the carbon-14 will be released to the environment. With a half-life of 5,730 years, carbon-14 is a major contributor to global human collective dose; once introduced into the environment carbon-14 will be delivered to local, regional, and global populations for many generations.

Contrary to the understanding of the Japanese government, water that contains large quantities of radioactive carbon-14 (as well as the other radioactive isotopes including strontium-90 and tritium) can only be described as contaminated.

Comment:

It is important for the health of the whole planet that this radioactive contaminated water must be prevented from being released into the Pacific Ocean. The Japanese government want to use the already stressed Pacific Ocean as a cheap dump for the environmental disaster waste they are responsible for. They have been running a public relations campaign for years now claiming that this radioactive water only contains tritium, when in fact it contains a radioactive soup of different harmful isotopes.

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/1...hima-water
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#3
https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2020/1...r-release/
Dec 16, 2020
FUKUSHIMA – Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. will compensate for declines in sales of local agricultural products caused by the planned release of treated water from its Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, executive Makoto Okura said in an interview.

Tepco will work hard to prevent local agricultural products from being hit by harmful rumors related to the release of tainted water, said Okura, managing executive officer and representative of the company’s Fukushima Revitalization Headquarters.

If sales of such products fall due to the release of water, Tepco “will compensate in an appropriate way,” he said.
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#4
How do you compensate for altering the DNA of a planet?
 
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#5
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/a/202106/27...5e2ca.html
Radioactive water plan sidelines science: China Daily editorial
June 26, 2021

In their most straightforward engagement to date over the Japanese decision to release radioactive waste water into the sea, Chinese and Japanese representatives made dramatically divergent statements on the matter at the 31st meeting of signatory countries to the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.

The Japanese representative tried to emphasize the "harmlessness" of the release, the "transparency" that Tokyo has demonstrated, and the "endorsement" of the plan by the International Atomic Energy Agency. His Chinese counterpart argued the claims were "completely inconsistent with facts", and "intentionally misleading", and he urged the Japanese authorities to abandon its "wrong" decision.
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#6
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2021-06...024658.htm
GENEVA -- China on Wednesday told the ongoing 47th Session of the UN Human Rights Council that it is deeply concerned about the Japanese government's decision to discharge the nuclear wastewater from the Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea.

Jiang Duan, minister of the Chinese mission to the United Nations in Geneva, said in a statement delivered at the interactive dialogue with UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health that the Fukushima nuclear accident caused a large amount of radioactive material leakage, which had a profound impact on the marine environment, food safety and human health. (UN-Japan-Fukushima)
 
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Thanks HHD

http://img2.chinadaily.com.cn/images/202...a5845.jpeg
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"The map is not the territory that it is a map of ... the word is not the thing being referred to."
 
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#8
Howdy, Horse. A close-up of the blue tanks in the center reveals a white sand-like material poured around the tanks. A radiation absorber and fire preventer? That seems to be the same location of the sparking inferno I witnessed that October several years ago...
 
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#9
Fukushima Flashblack:


2013***
http://thestar.com/news/world/2013/10/09...mixup.html
TOKYO—Six workers at Japan’s crippled nuclear power plant have been accidentally doused with highly radioactive water, the plant operator said Wednesday, adding to a growing list of mishaps that are shaking confidence in the utility’s ability to handle the crisis.

The workers removed the wrong pipe from equipment at the plant, sending toxic water spilling onto them and the entire floor of the facility housing a set of three units designed for primary, partial water treatment, said Yoshimi Hitosugi, the spokesman for Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co.

Exposure to the workers, who were wearing face masks with filters, protective hazmat suits and raingear, is believed minor but still under investigation, Hitosugi said. The six were part of an 11-member team, and the remaining five were not splashed, he said. The workers managed to reattach the pipe.

The accident is the latest in a spate of leaks and other problems caused by human error that have added to public criticism of TEPCO’s handling of the crisis at the Fukushima Dai-ichi, which is still in precarious condition since its triple meltdowns following the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

In order to keep the melted reactors cool, they must be continuously doused with water that then becomes contaminated with radiation and must be pumped out and stored in tanks at the site.

Last week, workers overfilled a storage tank without fully checking water levels, causing a leak, possibly to the sea.

In August, the utility reported a 300-ton leak from another storage tank. That came after the utility and the government acknowledged that contaminated groundwater was seeping into ocean at a rate of 300 tons a day for some time.
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(07-01-2021, 09:21 AM)HHD Wrote: Howdy, Horse. A close-up of the blue tanks in the center reveals a white sand-like material poured around the tanks. A radiation absorber and fire preventer? That seems to be the same location of the sparking inferno I witnessed that October several years ago...

My understanding was the tanks were built on new concrete pads constructed to hold the tanks.  No doubt with drainage down to sea level.  Sand wouldn't support the weight of tanks and would allow leakage to sink into the ground instead, which would require more cement to cover any spill.  The goal has been to reduce radiation on site by covering everything with cement.  

As to the location of the sparking inferno seen on the TBS-JNN camera, I still think it was possibly a zirc fire in the CSFP.  It could have been some debris burning that they often did.  Whatever it was, the wind carried a cloud of radioactivity inland to the distant camera.  That was the only time I know of that sparks were seen on TBS-JNN and of course, the cam was turned off to all but the Japanese promptly after the incident.  

Those tanks are trouble.  The tritium is trouble for the fish no matter how diluted or slowly they dump it.  Glad to see China making a noise about dumping the tanks.
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#11
https://www.ksat.com/tech/2021/07/08/un-...r-release/

UN nuclear agency to help monitor Fukushima water release
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“The IAEA will play a vital role in monitoring and reviewing Japan’s implementation of its plan. As the eyes of the international community, IAEA experts will be able to verify that the water discharge is conducted safely," IAEA director general Rafael Grossi said in a statement. "This is of paramount importance to reassure people in Japan and elsewhere in the world, especially in neighbouring countries, that the water poses no threat to them.”

The agency added that “Japan’s chosen disposal method is both technically feasible and in line with international practice.”

***Fox in the henhouse.

IAEA "...Of paramount importance to reassure people... the water poses no threat to them. "
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"In line with international practice."

Wait...What?!
 
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