‘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)

Friday, January 10, 2014
By Paul Martin

ENENews.com
January 9th, 2014

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: Multiple marine scientists say Fukushima plume is at West Coast]
Since TEPCO captures most of the contaminated groundwater in a port outside the plant […] few areas outside of Fukushima are affected [See: Lies? 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 every day (VIDEOS)]
“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”

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