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Japan About to Drop Radioactive Fukushima Wastewater in Pacific Ocean

Saturday, July 15, 2017 6:50
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By Heather Callaghan, Editor

We live in a post-Fukushima world and it’s about to get worse…

Sometimes it’s easy to blot out from our minds that the March 2011 Fukushima catastrophe that occurred when a major tsunami flooded Tepco’s nuclear cooling reactors following an earthquake was the worst radioactive disaster since the Chernobyl meltdown of 1986. Similar to Chernobyl, radiation was released across the globe, but the invisibility of it and the media’s lack of fervor, fades the devastating implications from public view.

That’s about to change with Tepco’s recent decision to release radioactive material from the Fukushima plant into the ocean, according to its owners who had been delaying a decision about the wastewater for quite some time.

The plan is to dump the radioactive material tritium which is used to cool reactors whose cooling systems were damaged in the tsunami.

RT reports:

Some 770,000 tons (metric) of tritium-containing water is currently stored in 580 tanks at the plant, reported the Japan Times. Toxic water at the plant is currently being treated through a processing system that can remove 62 different types of radioactive material, except tritium.

The local fishermen cooperative has hit out at the plan, saying it had not been discussed with local residents.

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

“I’m very sorry that Tepco has been prolonging making a decision,” said the new chairman of Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings (TEPCO) Takashi Kawamura on Thursday. “We could have decided much earlier, and that is Tepco’s responsibility.”

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Late last year, Fukushima acknowledged its first radiation-related case of thyroid cancer and doled out compensation. Before that, the area had already seen spikes in childhood thyroid cancer.

Fortunately, the plan still requires approval from the Japanese government, so there is some glimmer of hope that the Pacific ocean will not be obliterated with tritium – however, considering the massive delay in some kind of decision, it appears that solutions are scarce.

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 favorite-velva-smallHeather Callaghan is an independent researcher, writer, speaker and food freedom activist. She is the Editor and co-founder of NaturalBlaze as well as a certified Self-Referencing IITM Practitioner.

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    ITS A plot they don’t want to clean it up, they want it to depopulate while making it look innocent while they kill you. PLAN -c can contain it, they don’t want it contained

  • Morgana Le Fay

    They have likely been continuously dumping radioactive water into the ocean since the disaster began.

    • Morgana Le Fay

      They probably still don’t even know the full extent of the problem, as they can’t even survey some areas of the site with robotic probes because the radiation keeps frying them.

  • Hayduke

    :eek: :eek: :eek: :shock:

  • desertspeaks

    about to? you’re hilarious, since when did they stop?? they didn’t stop, they won’t stop, they can’t stop! we’re all fucked!

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