It's this kind of silly, uninformed reaction that prevents us from having nice things.…
The wastewater is scrubbed of all radioactive elements except tritium, which cannot be removed.

Tritium is very weakly radioactive, and cannot penetrate your dead skin layer. If ingested it is flushed from your body in 10 days, so no long-term effect.
The WHO standard for tritium in drinking water is 7,000 Bequerels per litre, Canada's standard is 7,600. The water to be released is less than 1,500.

In other words, they are releasing water that is safe to drink.

"Global outrage"?

More like "Global ignorance and stupidity".
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@TylerDucharme @RW_Crank Exactly right. Bit of a thread here.

In the case of BC, recent problematic fire seasons are certainly affected by a long-term warming trend; fire agencies know that because they have had to extend crew terms steadily for the last 20 years. That's solid evidence.

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@TylerDucharme @RW_Crank These conditions result from policy decisions made in the 1960s and 70s, when gov decided to reduce fire losses through effective fire control and log the wood we saved to finance provincial infrastructure.

And it worked! But logging isn't fire, and logging patterns aren't

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