Japan: Radioactive Fukushima Water Release

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Japan doesn’t want to share information about the release of Fukushima radioactive water in the Pacific Ocean.

And neighboring countries start to get really angry.

fukushima radioactive water release
storage tanks for radioactively contaminated water are seen on the grounds of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station in Okuma, Fukushima Prefecture. Picture: Mainichi/Kaho Kitayama

The Fukushima disaster is taking a new dimension, as Japan continues to hide important information about its plan of releasing radioactive water in the Pacific Ocean to neighboring countries.

The head of South Korea’s nuclear safety agency said on Wednesday, this ‘cover-up’ behavior was hampering the efforts made by Japan’s neighboring countries to minimize the impacts on their people and environement.

The owner of the Fukushima plant has been storing radioactive water in tanks at the site from the cooling pipes used to keep the fuel cores from melting since the meltdown in 2011. However, it will run out of storage space for the water in 2022.

The most probably consequence is that Japan will start dumping its radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean.

Fukushima Crisis and Nuclear Safety Concerns

Uhm Jae-sik, chairman of the Nuclear Safety and Security Commission, told Reuters: “We have been raising Japan’s radioactive water issue to the international community to minimize the impact … but as Japan hasn’t disclosed any specific plan and process we would need more details to run simulations and study.

In addition to the Fukushima crisis, safety concerns about nuclear energy have increased in South Korea following a 2012 scandal over the supply of faulty reactors parts with forged documents, prompting a series of shutdowns of nuclear reactors.

South Korea, the world’s fifth-largest user of nuclear power, operates 25 nuclear reactors, which produce about a third of the country’s total electricity. Of the 25 reactors, 10 are offline for maintenance. [Reuters, KHNP]

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7 COMMENTS

    • Japan has dumped 100s of TONS DAILY, since 2011.
      What is wrong w/ you idiots that this has to be announced DOZENS of times, and each time- you believe its the first and a new development?
      Are you zombies ? Is your memory Fried? wtf is going on? this dumping has been covered in press over & over again.

  1. Put the blame where it belongs. The Israeli Security company that installed the mininukes, and the Rockefeller-Rothschild-Bush group that forced it on Japan while holding the Japan elected officials at gunpoint.

    • There was no 9-1 earthquake. Look at the Japan and USGS seismographs. BOTH determined the only earthquake that day was a 6.7, 50 miles inland. It is proven 2-3 powerful nuclear weapons were detonated in the trench out front to create the tsunami. Not Japan’s doing.

  2. And no one considers the consequences of another earthquake and tsunami? To begin with why was a NUCLEAR REACTOR built on Japan? Why after the horrors of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki would they build a Nuclear Reactor on an island that was devastated so many times by earthquakes? And, now the Pacific Ocean is dying and the fraudulent government scientists lie to the public. Dead ocean dead earth

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