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Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Fukushima Watch: IAEA Says Controlled Release of Contaminated Water Should be Considered

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Despite continued opposition from local fishing groups, a controlled release of lightly contaminated water at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant should be considered, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency said on Monday.
“Common practice is to treat contaminated water as much as possible…and then release it into the environment,” Yukiya Amano, Director General of IAEA, told a news conference in Tokyo, adding that he believed the current situation of ever-growing batteries of storage tanks is “not viable.”
A large amount of groundwater keeps flowing under reactors that suffered meltdowns in the accident in March 2011, creating about 400 metric tons a day of highly contaminated water. Tokyo Electric Power Co.9501.TO +0.49%, the plant operator, processes it to remove radioactive cesium, and a new water cleaning system called ALPS, that is capable of removing all radioactive materials except relatively harmless tritium, is expected to start working fully in the next few month
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Tritium is not Harmless, it goes into the bones, Leukimia anyone?
There is NO SUCH  THING as lightly radioactive.....

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