Humanosity says….Nuclear energy is being advocated by many as a necessary part of the energy mix required to move away from fossil fuels. Whilst nuclear can replace coal and gas in providing base-load electricity the problem of radioactive waste has yet to be solved and dumping radioactive water at sea cannot be seen as an acceptable solution. This article shows what we believe at Humanosity to be the unacceptable risk involved….
- Ever since the 2011 Fukushima disaster, Japanese authorities have struggled to deal with radioactive water within the destroyed plant.
- Since 2011, there have been 850 containers of water placed at the facility. They’re running out of space.
- The suggestion to dump the water, made by a cabinet official, is getting criticized by local fishing groups and is viewed sceptically by Japan’s neighbours.
Apparently Japan is running out of storage space to deal with the huge volumes of radioactive water that have resulted from the Fukushima nuclear disaster. as a result the government is seriously considering the option of dumping it at sea and using the size of the ocean to dilute the radioactivity.