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And dumping the contaminated water far out in the Pacific is FAR from the best solution. It is possible to extract most of the contamination from the water. A reverse osmosis plant designed for desalinization would probably do an excellent job, but this likely will end its usefulness as a source of fresh water. And there are likely other solutions cheaper than buying a desalinization plant. I recall that there were plants on site at Fukushima that served to decontaminate water, but have no idea of the throughput.

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by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sun Apr 3rd, 2011 at 11:46:08 AM EST
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