“The Fukushima accident is considered already as the largest manmade release of radioactive material into the ocean …. In Fukushima nuclear wastewater, tritium is not the only radionuclide of great concern. … Nuclear waste water contained other radioactive materials apart from tritium, such as Ruthenium 106, Cobolt 60 and Strontium 90. Although the concentration of these isotopes is lower than that of tritium, they are more easily incorporated into marine life and seabed sediments.”Monitoring long-term ecological impacts from release of Fukushima radiation water into ocean
Japan’s ocean discgarge plan threatens entire world.
In choosing to discharge the contaminated radioactive wastewater from the Fukushima nuclear power plant into the sea, Japan has opted for the cheapest disposal method, ignoring the objections of the international community and warnings from experts.
The move is likely to harm people’s livelihoods not only in Japan, but also in other parts of the world. How big is the threat posed by the Japanese government’s decision? And what potential consequences will future generations have to face?
This 40 minute video looks in depth at the history of the decision by the Japanese government to dump the radioctive wastewater into the global commons – the sea.
Source: CGTN, 7 July 2023
See scientific report:
Geography and Sustainability, Vol 2, Issue 2, 2021. ‘Monitoring long-term ecological impacts from release of Fukushima radiation water into ocean,’, by Yonglong Lu, Jingjing Yuan, Di Du, Bin Sun, Xiaojie Yi. https://shorturl.at/bmxF8