Korea Times: Quarter-billion liters of Fukushima contaminated water flowed into Pacific — Japan cover-up could violate international law — Hid global issue of environmental concern?

Published: August 11th, 2013 at 7:43 pm ET
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Title: Radioactive water spill
Source: Korea Times
Date: August 12, 2013

The Japanese government has finally acknowledged that highly radioactive water has been pouring out at a rate of 300 tons a day from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant. That means about 270,000 tons [270,000,000 liters] of contaminated water has flowed into the Pacific Ocean over nearly two-and-a-half years. […]

It defies understanding how Japan has hid this regional, if not global, issue of environmental concern from its neighbors.

Increasingly, the March 2011 nuclear disaster is becoming an accident that exposes the limitations of the Japanese nuclear industry, and of the entire country for that matter, in dealing with a massive calamity. This seems especially so with the falsehoods and cover-up attempts […]

[Korea’s] Prime Minister Chung Hong-won, in a recent meeting to discuss the aftermath of the Fukushima Daiichi Plant’s shutdown, warned people against spreading “strange stories” about nuclear concerns. As Tokyo’s latest acknowledgement shows, however, what’s strange is not public jitters but the government’s carelessness.

[…] The government should instead demand its Japanese counterpart to share information, pointing out that Tokyo’s failure to do so could violate international laws. It also ought to inspect all fisheries imported from Japan and make public their detailed level of radioactivity to allow consumers to decide […]

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Published: August 11th, 2013 at 7:43 pm ET
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48 comments to Korea Times: Quarter-billion liters of Fukushima contaminated water flowed into Pacific — Japan cover-up could violate international law — Hid global issue of environmental concern?

  • dopestone dopestone

    Guess we're going to have to begin amending our anatomy books.

    • mairs mairs

      I read a lot of science fiction as a kid in the 60's and 70's. I remember stories about people accepting genetic mutations casually in the brave new world of the future bathed in environmental radioactivity.

      • dopestone dopestone

        mairs,

        I believe it's called Acclimation.

        • We Not They Finally

          It doesn’t MATTER. Genetically deformed people are NOT PRODUCTIVE. Economies break down AND the health system crashes. We have this primitive idea in the U.S. that everyone everywhere can “Just do it!” Choose, decide, create your own future. It’s naïve and outdated.

          No, people will NOT just adapt to this one. They’ll struggle to survive, yes, but that can become a losing battle. And the climate in the U.S. at least, is horrendous as is. There is resentment and attacks even over impoverished people taking food stamps. All this only stands to make the climate uglier, and more perilous for those on the margins.

          A lot of studies have been done about the horrendous effects of radioactivity in Belarus from Chernobyl. But not psychological ones. How do they relate to their future? How does that affect how they live NOW? They’ve just “adapted” to having nearly no healthy children being born?

          But a VERY good read is the Hopi’s “Red Road Prophecies.” They foresaw exactly this. There are rays of hope there, but from unexpected sources. It’s a sobering read.

  • Paiute023 Paiute023

    #OperationBrightFuture

  • dosdos dosdos

    And no one is going to be prosecuted by the Japanese courts. It's just too much trouble for the courts to do so.

  • ftlt

    Wonder what South Korea is going to do when their nukes go up… Blame the North Koreans… HAHAHHAHAHHA

    • ftlt

      The blame game fan dance has started… A game of globalist burlesque… Show them a lot of flesh… But just not the honey pot = off shore bank accounts

      • We Not They Finally

        On the other hand, it’s not an intellectual argument, is it? No one has to decide based on an IDEA. This is people’s FOOD being poisoned, people’s CHILDREN being poisoned.

        And it’s not like us, we’re the U.S., we’re the best, nothing bad can happen to US, right? We might be tapped on to care about genocide in Rwanda or the Haiti refugees from the earthquake. But we can still separate ourselves out. That’s another nation, another people, another place.

        But the US being destroyed? And (however it happens) from within? I mean, everyone has to eat. Every food supply is local.
        So what happens when people realize that their FOOD is being poisoned, that their CHILDREN are being poisoned? We’re in for a VERY rough ride in every respect.

        • ML

          The food supply has been poisoned since the 1950s. I have heard that people in Reno shouldn't eat out of their backyard gardens due to radiation from 50s and 60s atmospheric testing in that region due to increased risk of cancer. Do the powers that be must believe that more won't make that much difference?
          There hasn't been an honest exploration as to why there are so many chronic diseases. Yes we have a corporation controlled supply of food in our markets, which favors profits over nutrition, so this has also hurt us.
          Is the answer in permaculture? Read Hope Beneath Our Feet, especially the essay by Bill Mollison.

  • SS4U SS4U

    Forget litigation. Fix it.

  • 21stCentury 21stCentury

    Korea owns boiling water reactors too..
    Korea is not being helpful..
    ..any idiot can plainly see that there's 2200 tons of nukefuel that has gone straight to hell on the beach at Fukushima.
    I figured this out on 3/20/2011.
    If Korea is making noise like this now it means they are playing games like every other government on earth that has their own nuke program.

    Every single nuke reactor in the world is engaged in a fraudulent coverup..

    I have seen only a small handful of honest nuke reactor proposals, and hopefully they can stay 100% honest throughout their life-cycle too, these are some of the proposed advanced nukewaste annihilating units such as molten salt reactors.

    What I want to hear is countries like Korea post an equipment rental website for use in Fukushima cleanup…
    ..if I put out a request for a 12,000 ton barge-crane or a floating drilling-rig I want countries like Korea to jump to fill that request ASAP !!

    Fukushima is proof that every country on earth is completely chickenshit.. it's fun making H-bombs to show how tough you are, but all you militarized manly-men bigshots are worse than deadbeat-dads when it comes to nuke-cleanup…

    …I'm living on a planet dominated by pathetic jerks.

    • MichaelV MichaelV

      Right on…!

    • "…honest nuke reactor proposals…"

      Whaaat? I don't think so.

      Any 'honest' proposal would make it far too costly. So much so, that only a government would be stupid enough or corrupt enough to finance it.

      Nuclear Plants were highly ADVANCED in the 60's.
      It did not make them any safer.

  • ftlt

    READ """Confessions of an Economic Hit Man"" By Perkins… He tells in the all in a good read novel – a semi autobiographical book..

    He shows us how we got this this way – to be living in the new Empire..

    He has done other stuff too… They roll out the big guns editorially to refute him – That only makes me think – he is telling the truth… They use the CT word on him and his work… He must be hitting close to home..

    Who needs a weatherman to tell which way the wind is blowing..

    FUKU is just part of the ill winds that are blowing

  • mairs mairs

    "It defies understanding how Japan has hid this regional, if not global, issue of environmental concern from its neighbors."

    Because they were too lazy to find out what was going on for themselves? Because journalists just wait for the AP to break stories? Because they couldn't do a simple search on the Internet for the story?????????? WHAT????

    • ftlt

      Can you believe anything you read in the press about this now..

      Are you forgetting the IAEA's role in this … The UN's role…

      The USA govt agencies roles.. The USA's do nothing role…

      What kind of spell are you under or trying to weave about some journalists getting a story out… There are few to none working today … They write what they are told to write about or don't get heard..

      See the Snowdon story or WikiLeaks… 911 … Syria, Libya, Kennedy's assassination… It is all controlled… The FUFU story.. BP spill.. on and on and on… WMDs in Iraq… Genocide in Vietnam by the USA… Genocide worldwide everyday for profit.. The World Bank… Climate change…

      The internet is the home of the conspiracy theory – didn't you know

      Have some more kool-aid… What can anyone do if they are all silenced..

      ENENEWS is almost in a dead outer space silence in the greater scheme of things

      Gunderson sp. marginalized as a bankrupted crackpot..

      It goes on and on…

      The bailout of Wall Street… Federal programs for only the well-to-do to protect their properties from devaluation and equity damage… The faux bailout of the Auto Industry ( where new hired workers can no longer buy the cheapest cars they build – because their wages are too low..

      1/2 of the world's population has no food security..

      Try and find Democracy Now on the radio.. Or Pacifica Radio.. Hard to do

    • Corporate ownership = corporate friendly news ONLY.

      No negative story is allowed that may damage the global corporate monopoly 'brand'.

      If they do cover it, it is small drip, no more. No more full blown, investigative journalism…that went the way of the dinosaurs. It is no longer 'profitable', nor does it serve the corporation in a positive way.

      So they got rid of journalists, or they muzzled them so effectively, that all they do is cover murder trials, royalty, and actress/actor scandals. Those plus a couple of other 'safe' targets.

  • mairs mairs

    So Russia is going to build a floating nuclear plant?

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    HAL,
    Yes Dave,
    Is Russia going to destroy the Atlantic Ocean with a floating Nuclear Reactor?
    Yes Dave,
    HAL,
    Yes Dave,
    Will I feel any pain?
    Yes Dave,
    Will the fish feel any pain?
    Yes Dave,
    Dave,
    Yes Hal,
    Something wonderful is going to happen!
    What is it HAL?
    Russia is going to build a floating death trap to take out the entire Atlantic Ocean.
    Thank you HAL for the information.
    Your welcome Dave
    Hal
    Yes Dave,
    What is this called?
    Dave, this is called Progress.
    Thank you HAL

    • HoTaters HoTaters

      Dave.
      Yes, Hal.
      Go back to sleep, Dave.

      Hal, the door is locked and I can't get out of my cube.
      Yes, Dave, I know. Go back to sleep, Dave.

      • HoTaters HoTaters

        But Hal, you locked the door. Why did you do that, Hal?
        It's for your own good, Dave. Now go back to sleep.

      • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

        Bobby?
        Yes sir!
        Do you know Hal and Dave?
        Should I sir?
        No Bobby.
        Bobby?
        Yes sir!
        Report to cube.. oops incinerator #4
        What for sir?
        I want you to meet Hal and Dave.
        Yes sir, right away sir!

  • jackassrig

    It's bad enough this junk is flowing into the Pacific but what about all the shipping that crisscrosses the Pacific each year. Those empty VLCC's pumping sea water into the enpty tanks for ballast. Then discharge into the Persian Gulf, South China Sea, California, Panama Canal, etc, spreading the cheer as they sail the high seas.

    • MoonlightEmpire MoonlightEmpire

      That's a good point. It's like the bottom of everyone's shoes being just one more thing that is tracking radionuclides all across the land…the boats are tracking the contamination throughout the sea as well as other factors.

      Do you have any other knowledge of boating that would shed light on more transport vectors? I'm interested to know, and every little bit helps us see the bigger picture.

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Jackassrig,

    I would not recommend that you go swimming in any ocean.. if was you.

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    See there goes that radiation contamination flying over head again!

    oops..if I was you.

    Man I have to wonder how many switches are being turn off or left on by mistake inside all these Nuclear Power plants about now.

    I will have to ask HAL since he will know.

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Shit!
    Man I have to wonder how many switches are being turned off or left on by mistake inside all these Nuclear Power plants about now.

  • 4GaugePA

    276059.794714 tons do the math, convert liters to gallons times the weight per gallon (8.36lbs) divided by pounds in a ton (2000)…..and that number is BULLSHIT! They expect us to believe that is the amount that has leaked into the ocean over the entire time frame…….what a bunch of crap! severely understated number!

    • 4GaugePA

      they say 300 tons a day which = 71770.3349282 gallons, now convert those gallons into cubic feet which = 9594.298242899511 (that's less than 10,000 cubic feet) which is a container the size of 22ftx22ftx22ft inside dimensions…….I call Bullshit the amount of water leaking into the pacific ocean in one day from the Fukushima plant is not going to fit in such a small container!!!!

      • The only way to call them on it is to measure the radiation in the harbor and work backwards from there.

        T would have to 'give' permission for someone to test for radiation, other than the organization that caused this global calamity.

        Right now, they are the executioner, the judge, the jury and the hangman all rolled into one.

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    This nuclear disaster is a world cover up by all governments. United States and others know exactly how much radiation in spreading. Always did, and always will.

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Yep!
    You bet they do, and they have known all of it, since the very beginning!

  • jec jec

    Strange Stories = Phoney Scandals. Not much difference. Hide bad stuff, get elected. Abe did it..! One day after re-election the water contamination story was leaked. Drip drip. Just saying…

  • Oom Werner P. Oom Werner P.

    From water it is made, to water it will return.
    What is the purpose of making it if you cant prevent it from returning.

  • rockyourworld

    very weird fog on tbs/jnn anyone watching?