There is no reason to believe that radiation leaks at Fukushima will be contained by 2020, so the Tokyo Olympics can become impossible, nuclear technology historian Robert Jacobs told RT. They also studied the only footage of the No.3 reactor in the explosion, which was captured by a TV station in Fukushima Prefecture. 10 well is next to No.11, which also had levels of 3H higher than other wells, at 700 Bq/L as of June 11, 2019. But it's running out of room —and time. Discharge to the sea is a routine method of disposal used by nuclear facilities worldwide, according to the IAEA. 2016). 2020 Wasn’t The Year I Wanted, It Was The Year I Needed A Muppets Christmas Carol (1992) – The ONLY Good Christmas Movie A Christmas Themed Story I Wrote About American Injustice Ever since an earthquake and tsunami triggered a triple meltdown at the facility, the forest has been abandoned. Sputnik: What realistic alternatives are there to releasing this waste into the Pacific? Leave a comment. Furthermore, there have been instances of storage tanks leaking highly contaminated water. Daily science news on research developments and the latest scientific innovations, Medical research advances and health news, The most comprehensive sci-tech news coverage on the web. TEPCO and the Japanese government have not considered these costly resolutions at all and have maintained disposal to the sea as the only option. November 22, 2020. Still, she says, that doesn't help to raise hope amid the coronavirus pandemic and the delayed recovery of the disaster-hit Fukushima region. (Source: Shaun Burnie, senior nuclear specialist for Greenpeace). Tepco has at least reduced the water’s inflow. By 2008, in Belarus alone, 40,049 “liquidators” Chernobyl cleanup workers registered cancer illnesses. Japan has announced plans to dump 920,000 tons of deadly Fukushima nuclear waste into the Pacific ocean, saying that they can no longer contain the waste on land. Posted by dunrenard | (Photo courtesy of Gensuikin.). TO HELP: Please send comments no later than November 30, voicing your — our your organization’s — opposition the disposal of Fukushima radioactive waste into the Pacific Ocean.Email you comments to: office@peace-forum.top  or kikosanm4004@gmail.com. Leave a comment. “MOFA is also concerned about the issue, as the maritime environment, ecological conservation, and health of our citizens may be at risk,” Ou said, https://focustaiwan.tw/society/202011190015, November 22, 2020 We hope many will come home.”, https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/backstories/1383/, November 22, 2020 The information you enter will appear in your e-mail message and is not retained by Tech Xplore in any form. "We've been saying since 2011 that the reactor site is still leaking whether that's the buildings and the ground water or these new tank releases. Japan is willing to work with South Korea on the monitoring of the envisioned treatment and release into the ocean of contaminated water from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant, a senior embassy official said Friday.The official’s remark comes as Tokyo is expected to soon announce its plan to gradually discharge into the sea more than 1.2 million tons of radioactive water stored in tanks since the 2011 meltdowns following an earthquake and tsunami.Tokyo has pushed for the disposal into the Pacific Ocean, saying that the storage capacity will run out by the summer of 2022 and that it’s the most realistic and relatively harmless disposal method. Its reactors went into a meltdown after the earthquake and tsunami which killed at least 15,000 people. But up close the damage is clear, with walls missing and debris still on the ground. Please see the end of the article for action steps. The Tokyo 2020 Olympic torch relay will begin at the center, and Olympic softball and… Japanese fish industry representatives on Thursday urged the government not to allow the release at sea of tonnes of contaminated water from the Fukushima nuclear plant, saying it … There are currently 1,044 tanks at the site. (Yonhap), http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20201120000596. ?Yudhyavir Singh said. Tritium was detected in the north-west Pacific Ocean off the coast of Hirono town, Fukushima Prefecture 1 month after the accident12. Therefore, data on tritium in the environment after the FDNPP accident are still limited in Japan2,3. Still, she says, that doesn’t help to raise hope amid the coronavirus pandemic and the delayed recovery of the disaster-hit Fukushima region. Last month, thanks to local fishermen, citizen concern, and international outrage, Japan delayed plan to dump radioactively contaminated water from Fukushima Daiichi. Rather, the ocean will simply carry radioactive ingredients to the shorelines of other countries. The highest tritium concentration in precipitation was estimated 10 days after the accident at 1342 TU (equivalent to 158 Bq/L)13. Natural level of 3H in Japan was ranged from 0.13–0.92 Bq/L. On Thursday, the Nuclear Regulation Authority along with experts analyzed images taken at the No.3 reactor. Japan’s nuclear regulator has maintained its view that multiple blasts occurred at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant’s No.3 reactor following the earthquake and tsunami in 2011. Along those lines, it is important to note that ocean disposal of nuclear/radioactive waste has been banned via international treaties, e.g., The London Convention bans dumping radioactive waste in the seas. Robert Hunziker: It is a direct consequence of the 2011 meltdown. “The Japanese focused on the prevention principle without paying due attention to the mitigation principle as if it was sure that an accident was impossible. Photo by Emiliano Arano on Pexels.com ... 1 thought on “Fukushima Nine Years Later and Still Leaking” Pingback: Fukushima Nine Years Later and Still Leaking – TREMG. Miri's novel "Tokyo Ueno Station" has won the National Book Award 2020 … Meanwhile the radioactivity of tritium in flowing water was below 0.01 Bq/L. The half-life of cesium is 30 years, it will take 30 years of half of the material to decay. Forestry was once a thriving industry in Fukushima – until the 2011 nuclear disaster struck. The workers have jobs ranging from the construction of tanks to the removal of spent fuel using remote-controlled cranes. Therefore, alternative arrangements may be debated globally,” A K Singh, director general of health science at the Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO), told PTI. Robert Hunziker: At the end of the day, there are no good alternatives. he said. One can only conclude that any amount of tritium dumped into the ocean will become part of the “accumulation process” within living creatures. To reveal the hydrogeological origin of the groundwater sources, Sr isotope ratio (87Sr/86Sr) was also measured as a natural tracer of water–rock interaction and ground water mixing patterns15,16,17,18. The park is a main setting of Yu's award-winning novel, “Tokyo Ueno Station,” in which the protagonist, Kazu, a seasonal worker from Fukushima… The power plant has been shut down since it experienced a nuclear meltdown in 2011 after Japan was hit by a massive tsunami and earthquake, and it currently stores more than 1 million cubic meters of water containing tritium, a radioactive variant of hydrogen. Also, since the samples were collected approximately 1 month after the accident, the 3H on the ground most likely originated as precipitation from the atmosphere, not via groundwater. The water is used to cool the Fukushima nuclear reactor core, which went into meltdown after the catastrophic 2011 earthquake and tsunami that struck the plant. Solutions are already at work and fully operational for all to see in the field. Sputnik: Does Japan have a plausible alternative to continuing to make use of nuclear power? Posted by dunrenard | In order to evaluate the absolute amount of tritium contained in well water, information such as flow rate would be required, but TEPCO has not disclosed flow rates publicly. “All the radioactive isotopes are carcinogenic and can induce cancer on prolonged exposure. Japan has been slow to admit the scale of the meltdown. Fixing Fukushima … GENSUIKIN has local organizations as members, consisting of labor unions, women’s organizations, youth organizations and civil society groups in all 47 prefectures of Japan. Fukushima: Tokyo initially ordered a 20km radius exclusion zone around the plant Chernobyl: The initial radius of the Chernobyl zone was set at 30km – 25 years later it is still … Akimoto oversees about 2,000 hectares, 60 percent of which is in areas subject to an evacuation order due to high radiation levels. part may be reproduced without the written permission. , scientists say any amount of radiation into the atmosphere have been instances storage... 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