The tsunami-destroyed Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has begun releasing its first batch of treated radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean.
The controversial decision that is expected to last for decades.
THE LIBERATION WAS IN PROGRESS
Different groups of Japanese workers, such as local fishermen, have opposed the plan, confirming further damage to the reputation of their seafood.
Groups in China and South Korea have also raised concerns, making it a political and diplomatic issue.
The assumed dangers are clearly explained in my previous article, where they list the different complexities that operational management contains, which describes, after months of research, the multiple environmental and social risks for all the integrity of living beings.
Here I leave the links:
LINKEDLN & ILLUMINEM:
CLEAN ENERGY REVOLUTION: (PART 1)
But the Japanese government and IAEA say the water must be released to make room for decommissioning of the plant and prevent accidental leaks.
The body’s head Mariano Grossi said “treatment and dilution will make wastewater safer than international standards and its environmental impact will be negligible.”
But he quickly completed his statements, “in that they will be a hard task and that security is not guaranteed.”
This gave a glimpse of the risk that the body led by the Argentinian Grossi is prepared to assume.
What is not clear in his statements is for what purpose he decided with unusual speed on said administrative / technical decision that confers a lot of money committed, at the same time as risks of irreparable degrees.
They call for attention to the long-term impact of low-dose radioactivity remaining in the water. The release of water begins more than 12 years after the March 2011 nuclear meltdowns, caused by a massive earthquake and tsunami.
A RISKY PROCESS
The ever-growing reservoir of radioactive water has the difficult task of removing the fatally toxic molten waste from the reactors.
The first batch of treated water is diluted from a mixing pool to a secondary pool, where the water is then discharged into the ocean through an underwater tunnel.
RISKS AND MORE RISKS
The water is collected and partly recycled as cooling water after treatment, and the rest is stored in some 1.000 tanks, which are already 98% full to their 1.37 million-tonne capacity.
Those tanks, which cover much of the plant complex, must be freed up to build the new facilities needed for the decommissioning process.
Agencies should monitor and ensure risks, with initial contingency measures to mitigate leaks or unexpected (expected) consequences.
Accidents in this type of process are a percentage of the risk assumed.
It should be subject to debate, since no citizen is consulted on the percentage of the risk they are taking with their lives and that should even be an international vote by the UN bodies in September G20 or COP28.
Ranking specialists and lobbyists assured that it is simply about finances.
Making it clear that without a clear objective, the IAEA was allowed to release the radioactive wastewater. With the sole intention of a majestic disbursement of money destined to carry out the process, of which no official figures are known.
“But that only explains that the process initiated was due to the business that exists around the costs of releasing the water.”
NOTE: What is clear that recklessness or ambition caused something of no return:
“A bomb was activated in the sea.”
EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK