Treated water from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant is safe to be released under controlled circumstances into the Pacific Ocean, according to an independent Tepco adviser.“It is much better to do a controlled release in my view than to have an accidental release,” Dale Klein, a former chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, said in an interview in Tokyo. “I get nervous about just storing all that water when you have about 1,000 tanks. You have all the piping, all the valves, everything that can break.”
And we always believe what TEPCO says.
Nuclear power plants routinely and safely release diluted concentrations of tritium-laced water, according to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Release of the “water will not be a safety issue, but it will be an emotional issue,” Klein said. “A lot of people are not going to know what tritium is and they’re just going to perceive that the water is glowing in the dark.”
And we always believe what NRC says too! Else we’re just emotional, environmental zealots who need to be sequestered away in a dark place. Right?