Japan Considers Dumping Radioactive Water Into Ocean

The 2011 nuclear disaster in Fukushima, Japan was one of the worst in history.  An earthquake-induced tsunami crushed a nuclear plant, which led the nuclear fuel to melt down and caused widespread contamination.  The government evacuated the area and began a containment program, which includes constantly flushing the reactor core with water to keep it from imploding.

But then the water is contaminated and must be handled.  The Tokyo Electric Power Company, TEPCO, and the government began storing the water in tanks on site.  They now have more than 1,000 tanks of radioactive water sitting around and have to decide what to do with it.

Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry has a plan.  Dump it into the ocean.

The ministry claims the water has been decontaminated through several rounds of filtration, and now contains only small amounts of tritium which isn’t harmful to humans.

This is the same government that told the world for years that the majority of the water in the tanks had been decontaminated, but then last summer reversed its position to say on 20% had been decontaminated.  Last month, authorities from the ministry said that more than 70% of the water contains radioactive material other than tritium — and at higher levels than the government considers safe for human health.

They mistakenly didn’t change their filtration filters often enough early in the process, which left higher concentrations of contaminants in the water than they’d thought.

But don’t worry, the government has a plan.  It will re-filter the water to remove the dangerous material, and then it will be safe to dump into the ocean.

At this point, it’s hard to believe them.

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  1. Rosemary
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    Who so ever created, nuke’s in the first place wasn’t thinking about human existence or Mother Nature.
    GOD SAID HE WOULD NEVER DESTROY EARTH AGAIN MAN WILL DESTROY EARTH BY THEIR OWN HANDS.
    SCIENTIST TODAY ARE EVIL WITH
    GREED.

  2. Joe Speer
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    Trump needs to intervene and put some type of penalty fot them dumping waste into the ocean

  3. norma j ruzicka
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    HAS HE LOST HIS MIND THAT WOULD KILL ALL THE FISH AND WATER ANIMALS THERE IS. MY HUSBAND WORKED IN A NUCLEAR PLANT 20 YRS AND I CAN’T ASK HIM AS HE’S DECEASED. JAPAN BETTER BE GETTING SOME ADVICE ON WHAT TO DO. I REALIZE THEY DON’T WANT THAT REACTOR TO IMPLODE BUT HE SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BY FLUSHING WITH WATER AND PUTTING THIS WATER IN TRUCKS THEY WOULD HAVE TO DO SOMETHING WITH IT. HE NEEDS TO NOTIFY SOMEBODY AND GET SOME ADVICE. WHAT A MESS ALSO BY SOME UNEDUCATED PEOPLE.

  4. Barbara Paolucci
    Reply

    Dumping the radioactive water into the ocean is not a plan! Its suicide and will kill the life forms in the ocean as well as
    humans. I don’t know what the answer is and obviously, Japan needs to find an answer – but it has to be an environmentally safe answer. The oceans move around the globe and the contaminated water will move with it killing all in its path.

    NOT AN ACCEPTABLE SOLUTION.

  5. Susan Myers
    Reply

    Japan needs to keep it right where it is.

  6. Nancy Anderson
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    Actually Rosemary, God said that He would not destroy the Earth with water like the floods of Noah’s days. He said that He would destroy it with FIRE.!!!!! That’s what radioactive crap like the Japanese want to dump in the ocean would start. And, you are right, it will start with man. It will just end worse than any of us can comprehend. This dumping should NEVER be allowed. It’s wrong on so many levels. Not only could it cause mutants in the sea’s animals, but it could KILL most of the area’s ocean life, and the currents could carry it all over the world. It hope that someone with influence in the world’s influential will put a stop to this.

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