アメリカからの指示で汚染水を海水に流しました って一回だけ普通にニュースで流れてたの覚えてる #Repost @freedom_faction ・・・ More than six years after a tsunami devastated #Japan ’s west coast and overwhelmed the #Fukushima nuclear power plant it has been revealed radioactive water could be pumped into the sea. There are 900 tanks filled with water that could spill if there was another earthquake or tsunami. Experts have advised the government to carry out a gradual release into the #PacificOcean . Treatment has removed all the radioactive elements except #tritium , which they say is safe in small amounts. Conversely, if the tanks break, their contents could slosh out in an uncontrolled way. That is despite repeated tests showing that most fish caught off the coast of Fukushima are safe to eat. People have been reluctant to eat the fish and the fishermen believe that any release of water would be devastating to their recovery. ‘People would shun Fukushima fish again as soon as the water is released,’ said Fumio Haga, a drag-net fisherman from #Iwaki , a city about 30 miles down the coast from the nuclear plant. The amount of radioactive water at Fukushima is still growing, by 150 tons a day. The reactors are damaged beyond repair, but cooling water must be constantly pumped in to keep them from overheating. That water picks up radioactivity before leaking out of the damaged containment chambers and collecting in the basements. There, the volume of contaminated water grows, because it mixes with groundwater that has seeped in through cracks in the reactor buildings. After treatment, 210 tons is reused as cooling water, and the remaining 150 tons is sent to tank storage. During heavy rains, the groundwater inflow increases significantly, adding to the volume. The water is a costly headache for #TokyoElectricPower Co., the utility that owns the plant. To reduce the flow, it has dug dozens of wells to pump out groundwater before it reaches the reactor buildings and built an underground ‘ice wall’ of questionable effectiveness by partially freezing the ground around the reactors.