Thursday, December 8, 2011

NHK: TEPCO plans to release radioactive water into sea

[Excerpted] "The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant says it is considering releasing low-level radioactive water into the nearby sea. The Japanese fishery industry strongly opposes the plan.

"Tokyo Electric Power Company, or TEPCO, says that it is currently decontaminating radioactive water amassed in the basement of the reactor buildings at Fukushima Daiichi and then recycling it as coolant for the reactors. The surplus water is being stored in tanks at the site of the plant.

"TEPCO says that the tanks, which have a capacity of 160-thousand tons of water, will be full up by March next year, because, in a separate development, groundwater of a maximum 500 tons per day is pouring into the basement of the buildings...

...In April, TEPCO was criticized by the domestic fishery industry and foreign countries for releasing about 10,000 tons of low-level radioactive water from the Fukushima plant into the sea...."

MAJIA HERE: Tepco has been releasing radioactive water into the sea during the entirety of this disaster. Here are some relevant headlines

First, Fukushima Diary is covering this story also "Tepco is planning to discharge contaminated water again" 

More importantly, Fukushima Diary reported a few days ago that "Actual Fukushima worker talks: water purifying system has never worked"



Fukushima’s nuclear pollution of Pacific the world’s greatest: nuclear monitor, The Vancouver Sun, Agence France-Presse October 27, 2011 The IRSN cites deep-water fish, fish at the top of the marine food chain and molluscs and other filtrating organisms as “the species that are the most sensitive” to caesium pollution.

In May, Harvey Wasserman reported that Fukushima could be an unmitigated disaster for the oceans: Is Fukushima Now Ten Chernobyls Into the Sea? Tue May 24, 2011 at 08:31 PM

On May 26, Greenpeace criticized Japan’s inadequate radiation monitoring of “serious marine contamination”
China Detects Radiation In Ocean at 10 to 300 Times Normal Levels From Fukushima Nuclear Accident Sun Jul 31, 2011 at 03:23 PM

Fukushima Diary reports on the growing contamination of sea life here:
Fukushima: Towards the Formation of a Radioactive Graveyard in the Pacific Ocean? Japanese Officials & Experts Late Decision to Expand Testing Around Fukushima Daiichi by Lucas Whitefield Hixson  

Asahi: "Cesium levels hit tens of billions of becquerels at river mouth""Researchers have sounded the alarm over river water containing cesium levels at tens of billions of becquerels a day flowing into the sea near Fukushima Prefecture, site of the crippled nuclear power plant."



1 comment:

  1. What a convenient dump ground for poison that will last to your grandchildrens, grandchildrens, grandchildrens, grandclindrens time, if the human species even gets that far. Embarrassing


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