Fukushima one year on

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The better question is why? Why are the accumulating so much contaminated water at Fukushima?
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If they can't pour it down the drain (into the ocean) or evaporate it, what else can they do but accumulate it?

They can't just stop using the water - they need it to keep the dangerous radioactive materials covered and cooled. Plus some of the water is ground water that is contaminated and they are currently trying to stop that contaminated water reaching the sea.
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Exactly

It’s the radiation leaking into the ground they have been collecting, to stop it from reaching the ocean


The irony is not lost
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There are multiple reactors that have in effect breached containment, with the water soluble isotopes flowing into the environment

Which isn’t going to stop in anyone’s lifetime


Not surprising that Japan is now trying to make safe all of the other reactors

The problem is the same one every country has

There is no way to actually make it safe

But at least the reactors won’t be running when the next disaster happens
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The two biggest fuck up involving reactors are becoming impossible to ignore

The first is obviously the spent fuel rods


The second is no design was ever actually tested to see if it would work to contain the fuel in a worst case scenario

(they didn’t)

Oh sure you can say the fuel is still inside the containment, but if it’s leaking radioactive elements of the fuel into the groundwater and ocean, is it really contained?

“Well most of its still somewhere inside, so there is that.”

Yeah, but there is also the next 250,000 years to worry about.
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Japan puts off decision to release treated Fukushima water into sea

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Storage tanks for radioactive water are lined up at the tsunami-crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture in February.
Japan has put off a decision to release treated radioactive water from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea, government sources have said, after reports of a formal decision later this month triggered strong opposition from fishermen.

Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Hiroshi Kajiyama told a news conference Friday the government has no plan to announce a decision on what to do with over 1.2 million tons of treated water as reported.

His remarks came after government sources said last week it would decide on the release of the water on Tuesday. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said last month, during a visit to the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant which suffered meltdowns following the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, that the government wants “to make a decision as soon as possible” on how to deal with the water.

“We are not at a stage where we can announce the specific timing of a decision” on how to deal with the stored water, Kajiyama said, adding, “We want to proceed with the matter carefully.”

The water used to cool the damaged reactors has been treated using an advanced liquid processing system (ALPS) to remove all radioactive material apart from tritium and is stored in tanks on the plant’s premises.

The Fukushima complex is expected to run out of water storage capacity by the summer of 2022, with contaminated water increasing by about 170 tons per day.
https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2020/ ... ima-water/
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One might ask why tritium is still being produced in such quantities
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