Releasing 11,500 Tons Of Radioactive Water Is “Least Bad Option”
April 5, 2011: Nikkei Editors / Nikkei.com via Dow Jones – April 5, 2011
TOKYO (Dow Jones) — Japan’s chief government spokesman said Tuesday that the decision to release radioactive water from a stricken nuclear power plant into the sea was regrettable, but inevitable. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano said the decision by Tokyo Electric Power Co. (9501) was the least bad option available to secure space to contain higher-level radioactive water at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
“It was a relative and unavoidable decision based on the options available,” Edano said at a regular briefing following a Cabinet meeting.
Tepco on Monday evening started releasing 11,500 tons of water containing about 100 times the legal limit for radioactive material as an emergency measure to free up space for more contaminated water at the plant, which was badly damaged by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.
Edano added that seawater near the plant would be monitored continuously to check the impact on surrounding areas and marine life.
12,000 Tons Of Radioactive Water From Fukushima Flushed Into Ocean
The Tonka Report Editor’s Note: But why even monitor the ocean when the so-called “experts” claim there is no danger posed from the release of 12,000 tons of radioactive waste water into the sea? – SJH
Experts: Ocean Life Can Handle Radioactive Leaks
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