Fukushima Fisheries oppose TEPCO’s plan to discharge radioactive water to the sea


Author-Fukushima-diaryFukushima fisheries associations turned down Tepco’s discharging ground water http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/05/fukushima-fisheries-associations-turned-down-tepcos-discharging-ground-water/  by Mochizuki  May 13th, 2013 ·  
On 4/26/2013, Fukushima Diary reported “Tepco is about to discharge pumped ground water to sea, “They won’t remove 21,000 Bq/m3 of Tritium” [URL]”
According to Tepco, they are ready to discharge pumped ground water to the sea.

Currently 400 tones of ground water flows to the plant everyday. To control this water, Tepco made 12 wells to pump up the water before flowing to the plant.

Tepco is now ready to discharge the water pumped from 4 of 12 wells. They state they only need the “approvals” of the stakeholders.

The water is not purified before discharge. They only analyze the nuclides.

On 5/13/2013, Fukushima Prefectural Federation of Fishries Co-operative Associations decided not to approve the request of Tepco to discharge the ground water. The associations stated some of the members don’t…

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