Dear Editor,

Despite all protests and opposition from clear-thinking, nature-loving people, Japan has begun releasing radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean, where a lot of the world's food supply comes from. Mark this date and tell your grandchildren that you read it here: THIS IS A MISTAKE FOR ALL THE WORLD!

If this water were "safe" as claimed by those doing it, they would just pump it into the Tokyo water system and drink it. They won't dare. If we had a functioning president instead of Biden, he would have worked with major world leaders to get this disaster stopped. It is more important immediately than any climate change measures.

What this cavalier attitude of Japanese elite leaders will accomplish, eventually, is not only damage to the world's ocean food supply, but it will also end tourist beaches and seaside resorts worldwide, making it unsafe for millions to "go in the water" ever again. It will happen. You read it here. Put this column in your "I told you so" file. It will be fatal to the oceans. There will be no way to recover from this very callous, selfish, short-sighted action by the Japanese, who should have been made to keep and use their "safe" water themselves.

Jim Cain
Grant County author of All My Secrets of Organic and Container Gardening So Far
Pacific War P.O.W.: A Few Remaining Skeletons (A Bibliography of Personal Accounts of American WWII Prisoners of the Japanese with Book Reviews)

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