TEPCO’s claims are not to be trusted. Their lies are well documented, and their numbers are speculation. TEPCO does not know the following:
- Which nuclear materials are in the water and in what amounts (strontium, tritium, plutonium, cesium)
- The rate of water leaving the plant
- The level of radioactivity of the water.
Without these variables, scientists model “best guess” scenarios which may be misleading to government leaders who make decisions based on their estimates. What we do know is that massive amounts of radioactive material are making their way across the Pacific ocean, and that the greatest threat to life worldwide comes from bioaccumulation (also known as biomagnification).(Read also this piece entitled " Robert Stone must film Fukushima now" from War Is a Crime, and/or this piece entitled "Fukushima Brings New Agenda For Renewables" from Dissident Voice.)