Japan Prime Minister’s Fiction vs. Fact: Fukushima contamination has never done any damage to Tokyo; Radioactive water at plant was “blocked” — Study: Tokyo was contaminated — Experts: Radioactive water is constantly flowing out to sea and almost impossible to stop

Published: September 8th, 2013 at 5:48 pm ET
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Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Sept. 7, 2013: “It has never done and will never do any damage to Tokyo. There are no health-related problems until now, and nor will there be in the future — I make the statement to you in the most emphatic and unequivocal way.”

More from Abe: “I explained about the safety of Tokyo. There were some misunderstandings but I explained the situation. I explained about the water contamination in Fukushima and explained that the contaminated water was blocked.”

NPR’s All Things Considered, Sept. 3, 2013 – Geoff Brumfiel, NPR: Groundwater is constantly flowing through the basement of the plant carrying radioactivity from melted reactor cores out to sea [...] Ken Buesseler, Senior scientist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute who studies ocean around Fukushima: It’s almost impossible to stop groundwater, you put a damn in a river and it will go over and around, or under.

Source Term Estimation for the 2011 Fukushima Nuclear Accident, 2014:

A selection of archived reports concerning contamination in Tokyo:

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