Japan is poised to dump one million tons of nuclear water after report claims 50% of fish consumed on the islands of Hawaii are contaminated

Japan is poised to dump one million tons of nuclear water after report claims 50% of fish consumed on the islands of Hawaii are contaminated

Bags of radioactive waste are seen piled up at a temporary storage site in Tomioka, Fukushima Prefecture| KYODO

    • TEPCO wants to dump 1 million tons of radioactive water into the Pacific the government want to release it gradually.
    • claims treatment has removed all the radioactive elements except tritium, (there is no known technology to remove tritium from the water at present)
    • The study shows the Fukushima radioactive plume has reached the established fishing grounds across major migratory paths northeast of the islands…
    • 50% of fish consumed on the islands of Hawai’i were contaminated with caesium 134 the radioactive finger-print of Fukushima
    • Another study found caesium 134 in longfin tuna (Albacore) along the western coast of the US just one year after the Fukushima disaster.

The Japanese government and TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power Co.), the operator of the Fukushima plant have reached an impasse over what to do with a million tons of radioactive water, stored on site in around 900 large and densely packed tanks that could spill should another major earthquake or tsunami strike.
According to AP experts advising the government have urged a gradual release to the nearby Pacific Ocean.
Treatment has removed all the radioactive elements except tritium,
(there is no known technology to remove tritium from the water at present), although Tepco claims it is safe in small amounts. Conversely, if the tanks break, their contents could slosh out in an uncontrolled way.
Tepco wants to dump the million tons of radioactive water into the Pacific.
The Japanese government wants TEPCO to release the radioactive water gradually into the Pacific!
The water is stored on site in around 900 large and densely packed tanks and could spill should another major disaster strike.
That TEPCO and the government are even discussing dumping the radioactive water into the sea at all is a wonder after a study by the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa who have revealed almost 50% of fish consumed on the islands of Hawai’i were contaminated with caesium 134 the radioactive finger-print of Fukushima.
The report also showed that migrating organisms can transport the Fukushima-signature (caesium 134) over significant distances as they showed detectable 134Cs (6.3±1.5 Bq/kg) in Pacific bluefin tuna caught off the California coast only a year after the incident.
Another study found caesium 134 in longfin tuna (Albacore) along the western coast of the US just one year after the Fukushima disaster.
TEPCO is claiming the stricken plant will take at least 40 years to clean up which in its self is a very bold claim considering there is no known technology discovered to stop the disaster.
TEPCO claimed in 2013, 300 tons of radioactive water was leaking daily into the Pacific.

In the Wake of Fukushima: Radiocesium Inventories of Selected North Pacific Fish (PDF Download Available). Here 

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