Japan reiterates may consider discharging radiated Fukushima water into ocean

TOKYO, Sept 2 Mon Sep 2, 2013 12:26am EDT

TOKYO, Sept 2 (Reuters) - Japan's nuclear regulator reiterated on Monday that it may have to consider discharging into the ocean water from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant that contains radiation below regulatory thresholds.

Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) Chairman Shunichi Tanaka told reporters there was no evidence of new water leaks at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant, following the discovery of high radiation levels in recent days.

Tokyo Electric Power Co, the Fukushima plant's operator, is rushing to contain a radioactive water crisis from the steady accumulation of water used to cool melted fuel rods.

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Comments (6)
NKIM wrote:
Hopefully the countries near japan will monitor their surrounding waters for changes and will hold japan directly responsible for any problems ! Not a good sign that the electric company only came out about the water leakage after reports surfaced on changes to the areas surrounding the plants flora and fauna !!!

Sep 02, 2013 1:34am EDT  --  Report as abuse
johnsmith2178 wrote:
Fukushima has been poisoning much of the globe with its radiation ever since it melted down. A scary little secret no one wants to talk about. Even the American EPA raised the levels of “tolerable” and “safe” radiation exposure so they wouldn’t have to do what they should to protect the public from radiation exposure.

Fact is, radiation levels in dairy, fish, and infant deaths have increased to levels way above the norm in California, and Tennessee, among other places have reported higher than normal radiation levels in the water supply. No one wants to talk about this though.

Sep 02, 2013 2:43am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Neurochuck wrote:
At a distance from Japan, concentration in the food chain is probably the biggest risk, worse for your children, but I’m not an expert.
If you Google “radiation food chain” there are a range of things worth reading, a lot recommend monitoring, but not many reported results.
I guess you would avoid Japanese seaweed tonics, any food from Japan, tuna, Pacific salmon, …

Sep 02, 2013 5:49am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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