777,000 tons of Fukushima nuclear waste to be dumped into the sea and only fishermen are worried about it!

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The tritium-tainted water stored at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant will be dumped into the sea, a top official at Tokyo Electric says.

As of July 6, about 777,000 tons were stored in about 580 tanks at the Fukushima plant, which is quickly running out of space.

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Japanese Company To Dump 777,000 Tons Of Radioactive Waste Into The Ocean and only fishermen speak about it!

On March 11, 2011, a tsunami inundated the six-reactor plant, situated 10 meters above sea level, and flooded the power supply, causing a station blackout. The cooling systems of reactors 1, 2 and 3 were thus crippled, leading to core meltdowns that became the world’s worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl in 1986.

Water is being constantly injected into the leaking reactors to keep the molten fuel cool, creating tons of extremely toxic water 24/7. Although it is filtered through a complex processing system, extracting the tritium is virtually impossible.

Now, TEPCO has decided to dump all this radioactive waste into the ocean.

Tritium typically poses little risk to human health unless ingested in high amounts. Although ocean discharges of diluted volumes of tritium-tainted water are a routine part of nuclear power plant operations but 777,000 tons of this radioactive water has already been stored at the Fukushima plant, which is quickly running out of space. 770,000 TONS AREN’T A SMALL QUANTITY!

Tepco’s decision to dump this toxic water has local fishermen worried that their livelihood is at risk because the radioactive material will further mar public perceptions about the safety of their catches.

Kawamura’s remarks are the first by the utility’s management on the sensitive matter. Since the March 2011 meltdowns were brought under control, the Fukushima No. 1 plant has been generating tons of toxic water that has been filling up hundreds of tanks at the tsunami-hit plant.

Kawamura’s comments came at a time when a government panel is still debating how to deal with the tritium issue, including whether to dump it all into sea.

Saying its next move is contingent on the panel’s decision, Kawamura hinted in the interview that Tepco will wait for the government’s decision before actually releasing the tainted water into the sea.

We cannot keep going if we do not have the support of the state” as well as Fukushima Prefecture and other stakeholders, he said.

Toxic water at the plant is being treated by a complex water-processing system that can remove 62 different types of radioactive materials except tritium.

Shunichi Tanaka, chairman of the Nuclear Regulation Authority, has been urging Tepco to release the water. Kawamura says he feels emboldened to have the support of the NRA chairman.

But fishermen who make their livelihoods from sea life near the plant are opposed to the releases because of how the potential ramifications will affect their lives.

“Releasing (tritium) into the sea will create a new wave of unfounded rumors, making our efforts all for naught,” said Kanji Tachiya, head of a local fishermen cooperative.

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  1. Quote: (Toxic water at the plant is being treated by a complex water-processing system that can remove 62 different types of radioactive materials except tritium.)

    Prove it! Empty Words, – Blah! Blah! Blah!

  2. B”H one video I saw stated that they think some of the waste is going into the center of the earth…that is also serious. There is a very good movie about this meltdown and its continual output of radioactivity and, unfortunately, death, made by watchmanreview, just be more careful to listen to audio when subtitles conform phonetically only and homonyms are in there, because with the subtitles only some meaning could be lost; the subtitles must have been written hastily by someone who did not understand the content, but it’s a great movie on the topic. The whole West Coast of the USA now has radioactive soil, close to the level that is critical for infants, and because of which they must be evacuated and receive prophylactic treatment. Most if not all US/Canada Pacific fish catches have dwindled to zero as anchovies, salmon, herring, sardines, and other species can’t live. Huge die offs of large and noble species wind up on shore, and in Hawaii baby shark are washing up dead in the droves. This already, and the contamination hasn’t stopped. One scientist says the area won’t be stabilized for at the very minimum 80 years. The half-life of one of the predominant radioactive components is 30 years, meaning it will take that long to become less radioactive. Unless an engineering genius can help fix this situation, there’s nothing to be done. All we can do is to try and STOP the use of nuclear power, and how much more so nuclear warfare. It’s hard to move things that way as US Federal Government wants to increase the US nuclear weapons arsenal, and Russia just launched the most powerful nuclear bomb-deploying submarine in summer of 2018. From their most eastern location, it can get to the western US in, I believe it was, less than half an hour. We need a situation that enables grassroots voices throughout the earth to overpower the voices and control of the military industrial complex and force those who are engaging in technological insanity to stop their work, take off their hats and badges, and return to lifestyles close to the earth, with no title, to say the least, lest the rest judge them. Looking for the strange? Much of the strange that we witness today can be explained at geoengineeringwatch.org. The end of geoengineering is an idea whose time has come… or, it seems, the end of the biosphere may come instead. A very good movie to see there is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yZhh2leRJA. This topic is urgent. We need to know about it, and discuss it with everyone. We need to overcome the interests of the few who are perpetrating the deadly practice of geoengineering and let them know they too are in danger. The same is true of the use of nuclear power, for either war or peace. We need to make this world safe for our children. Thank you for your work.

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