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One cannot make this shit up. Really..According to ABC News [Australia Broadcasting Company] the plan is to dump all the radioactive water into The Pacific Ocean.

The man in charge of the clean-up at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant says growing stores of contaminated water from the site will eventually have to be dumped into the sea.

In an exclusive interview with the ABC, the chairman of the Fukushima Monitoring Committee, Dale Klein, has also admitted there are likely to be more blunders and slip-ups at the plant in the months and years to come.

“I think the best word to use with Fukushima is challenging,” the former chief nuclear watchdog in the US said.

We do not know whether there even is a safe level of radiation.  But then the IAEA is owned by the nuclear industry just like the Federal Reserve is owned by the banks.

The bad part of this whole Fukushima mess is that a lot of people really cannot relate to high levels of radiation any more than they can relate to climate change. It isn’t something that you can see or smell or taste. And it takes time even at high levels to kill you.  How do you explain to somebody that the cancer they are dying of was caused by radiation, likely from radioactive fish or water. That their leukemia maybe the result of radioactive waste. That their deformed child is the result of radiation.

Not only that but it could add grist to the mill of the science deniers.  And the media does nothing to enlighten people on any of this, as usual.