WEB Notes: But the US wants to launch a full scale war in Syria because they claim Assad used chemical weapons on his people. But to dump tons of radioactive water into the ocean? That is A okay. The ocean is a huge place, no doubt about it and much of it would be diluted. Yet, to think it will have no impact on the environment is foolishness.
Local residents and environmental groups have condemned a plan to release radioactive tritium from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean.
Officials of Tokyo Electric Power Co., the operator of the plant, say tritium poses little risk to human health and is quickly diluted by the ocean.
In an interview with local media, Takashi Kawamura, chairman of TEPCO, said: “The decision has already been made.” He added, however, that the utility is waiting for approval from the Japanese government before going ahead with the plan and is seeking the understanding of local residents.