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Should Japan dump radioactive water?

Should Japan dump radioactive water?

Engineering professor says Japan’s plan to dump treated radioactive water in the sea is not dangerous. The plant’s operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co or TEPCO, will treat and dilute the water before pumping it out into the Pacific Ocean in about two years’ time.

Why Is Japan dumping radioactive water into Pacific?

The Japanese utility giant Tepco is planning to release more than 1 million cubic meters of treated radioactive water — enough to fill 500 Olympic-size swimming pools — from the wrecked Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean, part of its nearly $200 billion effort to clean up the worst atomic …

Is Japan going to release radioactive water into the ocean?

Japan announced today it will release 1.25 million tons of treated wastewater contaminated by the wrecked Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant into the Pacific Ocean. The government said it is the best way to deal with tritium and trace amounts of other radionuclides in the water.

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Is Japan nuclear wastewater safe?

Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and TEPCO, with the backing of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and other experts, claim that this ‘dilution and discharge option’ is technically feasible and safe.

Is dumping radioactive water safe?

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Is Japan contaminated with radiation?

It is safe to travel to Japan as radiation levels in most parts, including Tokyo, are within the normal range of background radiation. Entry to some areas close to the Fukushima Dai-ichi NPP is restricted due to elevated radiation levels.

Is the Pacific radioactive?

There are natural radiation levels in the ocean and in beaches. We’ve tested shellfish collected from Pacific beaches in Washington for radiation and found extremely low levels, which is normal. There are natural radiation levels in the ocean and in beaches. However, nothing that would cause harm.

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Is Tokyo radioactive?

Travelling to Japan It is safe to travel to Japan as radiation levels in most parts, including Tokyo, are within the normal range of background radiation.