Japan To Release Radioactive Fukushima Water Into Ocean

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  1. michael59

    michael59 Celestial

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    https://www.forbes.com/sites/nishande...

     
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    The amount of water is a red herring. What matters is the amount and the type of radionuclides contained in the water.
     
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    These answer given below are what I found by googling the question, "What type of radionuclides would be in nuclear waste water from Japan?"

    The primary releases of radioactive nuclides have been iodine and caesium; strontium and plutonium have also been found. These elements have been released into the air via steam; and into the water leaking into groundwater or the ocean.

    Tepco has attempted to remove most radionuclides from the excess water, but the technology does not exist to rid the water of tritium, a radioactive isotope of hydrogen. Coastal nuclear plants commonly dump water that contains tritium into the ocean. It occurs in minute amounts in nature.
     

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