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Some may argue that Japan has a territorial right to the waters off its shores. The definition of territorial waters is as followshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Territorial_waters "Territorial waters, or a territorial sea, as defined by the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea,  is a belt of coastal waters extending at most 12 nautical miles (22.2 km; 13.8 mi) from the baseline (usually the mean low-water mark) of a coastal state. The territorial sea is regarded as the sovereign territory of the state"
Since the radiation in the ocean from Fukushima flows way beyond the territorial waters of Japan, why are the nations of the world allowing Japan and TEPCO to have total control over what happens? We must all have a say about Fukushima and radiated water flowing into our one ocean. Can the people of the world find a way to take control away from Japan and TEPCOlegally now and have an independent international team of experts give their brains, hearts, and souls to the job?
Some participants of the weekly vigil at the Japanese Consulate in Boston by Photo courtesy Sheila Parks
On December 1, 2013 Arnie Gundersen (http://fairewinds.org/) said, "Dale Klein [the former chair of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), and the current chair of the Nuclear Reform Monitoring Committee -- an advisory board to TEPCO] is now suggesting that we're just going to take [Fukushima's radioactive water] and pump it into the Pacific. And I don't think that's a very good idea. It's cheap and it's fast, it's the expedient way of doing it, but really there's something called the London dumping convention. And back in 1972, Greenpeace was very active in preventing radiation from being dumped into the ocean and to my way of thinking, this would violate the London Dumping Convention if they did it." See the interview and transcript with Gundersen, and this particular question to him and his response at 4:10 minutes. http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=11085.
Here is the London Convention aka Marine Dumping law and also note the 1996 protocolhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_Convention_on_the_Prevention_of_Marine_Pollution_by_Dumping_of_Wastes_and_Other_Matter. On ABC News on November 20, 2013, Klein said, "At the end of the day, when the water is discharged, it will be released in a way that it's diluted." http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-11-20/fukushima27s-contaminated-water-will-eventually-be-dumped-in-o/5104584. A few questions for Klein: What do you mean specifically by "diluted"? The ocean cannot dilute radiation. Please give us hard, cold evidence that what you call dilution is possible. Many scientists state that this is not true.
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