So with all the latest problems arising in Japan, lets leave to the U.S to stick their nose into something that it does not belong. According to Japan Times it was the United States Government who suggested the dumping of low-level radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean.  I am sure this will create a strong debate as to who said what, but the question would be why?   What would any of the parties involved gain by dumping tons of waste water in the Pacific Ocean ?  As of right now, they had nothing to gain unless they were looking to destroy our oceans precious sea life .   Japan and TEPCO covered up radiation levels 7.5 million times above legal limits in the seawater.  Sadly these were levels measured in the seawater before they dumped 3 million gallons of radioactive water into the ocean.  That plan was followed through with and Japan dumped 3 million gallons of radioactive water into the ocean

SEOUL — Japanese playwright Oriza Hirata, who serves as a special adviser to the Cabinet, claimed in a recent lecture given in Seoul that the dumping of low-level radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean followed a “strong request” from the United States, a person who attended the lecture said Wednesday.

The release of the water from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant last month generated anxiety about the possible spread of radioactive contamination from the seaside power station.

The Japanese government had apparently given its permission for the release of the water after receiving a report from plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co.

Hirata’s remarks, made Tuesday, that the release was not carried out based on Tokyo’s independent judgment but rather on a request from Washington is likely to ignite a debate.

Source: The Japan Times

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.