Water from the Fukushima reactor may “alter human DNA” if released...

Water from the Fukushima reactor may “alter human DNA” if released...
Water from the Fukushima reactor may “alter human DNA” if released...

A new report revealed that the Japanese government plans to get rid of more than a million tons of radioactive water in the ocean, which poses a threat to human DNA, and the Greenpeace investigation stated that the polluted water that is said to be released into the sea from the abandoned Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Destroyed in the aftermath of the 2011 catastrophic earthquake and tsunami in Japan, it contains radioactive materials and has the potential to damage human DNA.

The environmental group claims that 1.23 million tons of water stored in more than 1,000 tanks at the plant contains “dangerous” levels of the radioactive carbon-14 isotope, in addition to the quantities of tritium that have already been widely reported, according to Russia Today.

The Greenpeace report, in a report published entitled Stemming the Tide 2020: The Reality of the Fukushima Radioactive Water Crisis, comes days after Japanese media announced that the government was close to giving its consent to release the waters in the Pacific Ocean, despite objections from local fishermen who They said this would destroy their livelihoods.

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said, “We cannot postpone the case forever. We would like to make a responsible decision as soon as possible,” while most attention is focused on tritium, which cannot be removed by the on-site filtration system used by the station operator Tokyo Electric Power, or as it is known. Tepco, Greenpeace said in its report that the liquid contains “dangerous levels of carbon-14”, a radioactive substance that has “the ability to damage human DNA.” It also noted that carbon-14 is concentrated in fish thousands of times higher than tritium.

The organization added that the Japanese government and TEPCO refer to water, which becomes contaminated when used to cool the reactors damaged by the tsunami, as “treated water” and gives the impression that it contains only tritium, and Tepcos advanced liquid treatment system removes highly reactive materials. Radiation from water but unable to filter tritium, a radioactive isotope of hydrogen that nuclear power plants dilute and is routinely discharged alongside water in the ocean.

Greenpeace said it had confirmed that the system was not designed to remove carbon-14. “Nearly 10 years after the start of the disaster, Tepco and the Japanese government are still covering up the scale of the crisis in Fukushima,” said Sean Burney, author of the report and chief nuclear specialist at Greenpeace Germany. Daichi. ”

The Japanese government is expected to announce a decision on the fate of the water this week. Media reports stated that the project would start in 2022 at the earliest and would take decades to complete. The Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper said the water in Fukushima Daiichi would be diluted inside the plant before it was released so that it would be about 40 times less concentrated.

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