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PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:47 pm
 


Title: Japan WILL dump nuclear waste into the sea as it prepares to accept panel recommendation
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Posted By: Martin15
Date: 2020-01-31 11:41:21
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:47 pm
 


Hope the BCers can check to see their fish in the dark before buying it.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:45 pm
 


Here's a better idea. If it's so safe bottle it and sell it to the Japanese Gov't officials who are strangely silent about this latest idiotic decision from the people who brought you that fun filled historical event called Fukushima.

But you've got to love this statement:

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But it plans to remove all radioactive particles from the water except tritium, an isotope of hydrogen that is hard to separate and is considered to be relatively harmless.


I guess when you become sick from tritium poisoning it'll only be relatively sick:

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Early symptoms of ARS typically includes nausea and vomiting, headaches, fatigue, fever, and a short period of skin reddening. These symptoms may occur at radiation doses as low as 0.35 grays (35 rad).


Remember we're not talking a few hundred gallons of water here let out by some nuclear power plant, we're talking millions of tons of this contaminated shit.

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Tokyo Electric, or Tepco, has collected nearly 1.2 million tonnes of contaminated water from the cooling pipes used to keep fuel cores from melting since the plant was crippled by an earthquake and tsunami in 2011. The water is stored in huge tanks that crowd the site.

The utility says it will run out of room to store the water by 2022.


Just because the Tokyo Electric company fucked up shouldn't mean that the rest of the Pacific rim countries should pay the price. I'm also amazed with the "crickets" about this from the gov'ts who are screaming about putting single use plastics into the ocean. I guess it's a case of "if you can't see it, it doesn't count" and it must be alright because the Japanese apologized.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:11 pm
 


Olympic swimming will be interesting this year. 8) They can hold it at night with no lights needed because of the dumping.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:33 pm
 


I love how nuclear waste has become the latest boogey man.

The radioactivity is significantly reduced when compared to the initial disaster.

Even if it were, the point of putting it in the ocean is that it will quickly dilute to the point of being completely harmless.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:35 pm
 


Canadian_Mind wrote:
I love how nuclear waste has become the latest boogey man.

The radioactivity is significantly reduced when compared to the initial disaster.

Even if it were, the point of putting it in the ocean is that it will quickly dilute to the point of being completely harmless.


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But you mention "nuclear" and everyone loses their mind.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:56 pm
 


Nuclear waste in very deep water doesn't spread the way an oil slick does. A lot of the obsolete enemy WW2 battleships that the US used as a target "fleet" at the Operation Crossroads atomic bomb tests in 1946 survived* the explosions. They were highly irradiated so the Navy towed them out to the deepest locations that they knew of and sank them. Various expeditions have surveyed the sunken ships since and they're still radioactive. But the radiation is very localized to the vicinity of the shipwrecks. It hasn't spread very far away from the hulks. The intense water pressure at those depths has the effect of keeping the radiation from spreading very much at all. Definitely hazardous to any sea life that exists that far down but it hasn't done anything at all to any of the fish or mammals living in the waters far above the wrecks.

Japan seems like one of the more conscientious nations out there in certain respects. Given how embarrassing Fukushima is for them it's doubtful they'll make it even worse for themselves by disposing of the waste in anything but the best possible location for it's safe disposal. They probably aren't so stupid to sell it to China or India to dump in a river or put in the dog food that gets sent to Walmart.

*DKM Prinz Eugen represent! That tough old fucker was nearly impossible to sink no matter how much post-war test damage was inflicted on it. In truth a lot of German vehicles and ships have a highly over-rated reputation. In reality ones like the King Tiger tank and the Bismarck were built already outclassed or were just a colossal waste of resources that should have been used elsewhere on much more effective materiel. The Prinz Eugen battleship though earned it's rep. It was just one damn well-built and tough as hell ship.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2020 5:50 pm
 


DrCaleb wrote:
Canadian_Mind wrote:
I love how nuclear waste has become the latest boogey man.

The radioactivity is significantly reduced when compared to the initial disaster.

Even if it were, the point of putting it in the ocean is that it will quickly dilute to the point of being completely harmless.


^^^

But you mention "nuclear" and everyone loses their mind.


And everyone now includes those most revered clowns from Green Peace who the environmental movement once loved.

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The Greenpeace report concludes that the water crisis at the plant will remain unresolved for the foreseeable future – and that the only viable option to safeguard local communities and the environment is to continue to store the water.
“The Japanese government and Tepco set an objective of ‘solving’ the radioactive water crisis by 2020 – that was never credible,” said Shaun Burnie, a nuclear specialist with Greenpeace Germany.

“The reality is that there is no end to the water crisis at Fukushima, a crisis compounded by poor decision-making by both Tepco and the government. Discharging into the Pacific is the worst option and must be ruled out.”




https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/east-asi ... hima-water

If Green Peace is to be believed this is just the beginning.

So, can we now officially declare Green Peace to be wrong and that they no longer have any credibility. XD


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2020 5:51 pm
 


You don't remove tritium from water, you remove the water from the tritium. High speed centrifuges are a big part of this process.

It can be done but the Japanese are likely very squeamish about taking a major step towards building hydrogen bombs.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:24 pm
 


I doubt they're squeamish with China at their back door. They're diplomatic enough to not discuss it in public.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:51 pm
 


Oh, I get it!
Nukes are scary! Ergo, the price of nuclear powered electricity can be kept artificially high!



In The Anarcky, GreenPeaceThugs work for the petroleum companies.


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