Lying about the level of raidation in water dumped in ocean

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    Japan: TEPCO to release 11,500 tons of nuclear radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean declaring the water to be dumped contains only low levels of radioactivity. In reality the water about to be dumped is highly radioactive as I point out below.
    Breaking from Kyodo News:
    TOKYO, April 4, Kyodo
    Tokyo Electric Power Co., the operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station, said Monday that it plans to release water containing radioactive materials into the sea in a bid to help speed up work to bring the crippled complex under control.
    The total amount of water to be released will be 11,500 tons and the concentration of contaminants in the waste water is estimated at about 100 times the legal limit, which is deemed as a relatively low level, it said.
    The company suggested it will start releasing the water later on Monday at the earliest, with an official saying the utility will do so ”as soon as we are ready.”
    The company said it plans to release 10,000 tons of water being kept in a plant facility and 1,500 tons of underground water, also found to be contaminated with radioactive substances, near the Nos. 5 and 6 reactors.
    The utility announced the plan as it struggles to find locations to transfer contaminated water to from many parts of the plant on the Pacific coast, such as underground rooms of the turbine buildings. The water has prevented workers from dealing with problems at the plant due to its radioactivity.
    ==Kyodo
    While the press release states that the water being dumped contains only a relatively low level of radioactivity we all know its a lie.
    It has been continually reported that the water in the plant is highly radioactive. So Radioactive in fact that high levels of radiation are being detected in the sea near the nuclear power plant.
    Radiation has been detected at 1,000 millisieverts per hour in the water in a trench OUTSIDE of the plant and water in the pool at the No. 2 reactor’s basement was 100,000 times higher than usual for water in a reactor core.
    Radioactive iodine-131 at a concentration 1,150 times the maximum allowable level was detected Sunday in a seawater sample taken around 1.5 kilometers north.
    TEPCO To DUMP 11,500 Tons of Nuclear Radioactive Water Into Pacific Ocean | Alexander Higgins Blog
     

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