Cleanest country should keep the sea clean too.


Oct 18, 2020
Forbes: Japan To Release Radioactive Fukushima Water Into Ocean
The new Prime Minister of Japan, Yoshihide Suga, is facing additional international pressure over the weekend, amid reports that Japan will be accelerating plans to dump millions of gallons of radioactive water directly into the ocean. Over 1.2 million tons of radioactive cooling water from the Fukushima Nuclear Plant will be released. While the water will be treated, it will still be radioactive. 170 tons of new radioactive wastewater is generated each day.

October 24, 2020
CNN: Fukushima water release could change human DNA, Greenpeace warns.
9 years on from Japan’s worst nuclear disaster. The 1.23 million metric tons of water stored at the plant — scene of the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster — contains “dangerous” levels of the radioactive isotope carbon-14 and other “hazardous” radionuclides, which it says will have “serious long-term consequences. In a report released Friday, Greenpeace said the water, in addition to radioactive isotope tritium, contains radioactive isotope carbon-14, which is “major contributor to collective human radiation dose and has the potential to damage human DNA.”

October 16, 2020
The Guardian: Japan to release 1.23m tonnes of contaminated Fukushima radioactive water stored in more than 1,000 tanks, into the sea.
But local fishermen say move will destroy their industry. Neighbouring South Korea, which still bans seafood imports from the region, has repeatedly voiced concern, claiming that discharging the water represented a ”grave threat” to the marine environment.

October 23, 2020
The Guardian: Contaminated water that will reportedly be released into the sea from the wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant contains a radioactive substance that has the potential to damage human DNA, a Greenpeace investigation has said.

The environmental group claims the 1.23m tonnes of water stored in more than 1,000 tanks at the plant contains “dangerous” levels of the radioactive isotope carbon-14, in addition to quantities of tritium that have already been widely reported.

Radioactive Carbon-14 has a half life of 5,370 years and becomes “incorporated into all living matter” (Greenpeace Japan and Greenpeace East Asia). “Dangerous” levels of carbon-14 exist in water that could soon be released into Pacific ocean.


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