‘Pacific Wasteland’? Japan Gov’t Scientist: ‘Big problem’ for whole ocean if Fukushima’s water released with strontium-90 — TV: It may not get filtered out; “All bets are off” without way to plug plant leaks — NHK: All decontamination systems stop working, may not restart for “long time” (VIDEO)

Published: January 9th, 2014 at 5:59 pm ET
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Al Jazeera America, Jan. 8, 2014 (Emphasis Added): After years of denial, TEPCO admitted in the fall that contaminated groundwater is flowing into the Pacific […] It’s this deluge of radioactive water that worries many Americans. […] all bets are off if TEPCO doesn’t come up with a long-term strategy to plug the leaking plant. […] Pacific wasteland […] TEPCO plans to […] install a new system to deal with the contaminated water. There’s still uncertainty, though, about whether some of this tainted water will end up in the Pacific. […] The question is whether the water will truly be decontaminated to a safe level. If TEPCO’s latest strategy fails, it’s possible that the more dangerous forms of radiation won’t get filtered out.

Michio Aoyama, scientist at Meteorological Institute of Japan:

  • The radiation will slowly sink, before harmlessly decaying over decades as Pacific currents turn most of the groundwater toward Southeast Asia and the Indian Ocean [The many models published by experts show quite the opposite result; From Today: [intlink id=”multiple-marine-scientists-fukushima-plume-west-coast” type=”post”]Multiple marine scientists say Fukushima plume is at West Coast[/intlink]]
  • Since TEPCO captures most of the contaminated groundwater in a port outside the plant […] few areas outside of Fukushima are affected [See: [intlink id=”top-japan-officials-and-tepco-all-now-claim-fukushima-contamination-is-staying-inside-port-and-not-reaching-pacific-yet-tokyo-scientist-already-revealed-44-of-water-in-port-flows-out-into-ocean-eve” type=”post”]{{empty}}[/intlink]]
  • “I eat the seafood every day”
  • “If TEPCO releases of all of the contaminated water without removing the strontium-90, it’s a big problem for the whole Pacific, especially the whole western part […] It’s true.”

Japan-based Journalist David McNeill (The Economist, Irish Times):

  • “The whole system is all completely ad hoc […] It’s been set up as an emergency for a situation that nobody ever predicted”
  • TEPCO will inevitably dump the water into the ocean
  • “Once they get the water decontaminated to a level where people will accept it can be dumped into the ocean, they will do it”
  • “They have to do it, because there’s no way that they cannot do it”

From Yesterday: NHK: Decontamination system stops working — TEPCO stopped operating all 3 systems —  It says it may take long time to restart” (VIDEO)

Published: January 9th, 2014 at 5:59 pm ET
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  • pjrsullivan

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  • RJ RJ

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