Leaky Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuke Plant Gets 400 Tons of Contaminated Water a Day

10 04 2013

The Mainich [English] – Water leaks at Fukushima plant raise questions over plan to store radioactive water

Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) said on April 9 that radioactive water was leaking from another underground cistern at the crippled Fukushima No. l Nuclear Power Plant, raising serious concerns and questions over whether the utility’s plan to handle ever-increasing radioactive water would be effective.  

Radioactive water was found leaking from an underground storage tank to which contaminated water was supposed to be transferred from another underground cistern where leakage was detected over the weekend. Partly because of the influx of underground water, about 400 tons of contaminated water accumulates each day at the nuclear complex. TEPCO, the operator of the crippled nuclear power station, had planned to build water tanks that are relatively easy to set up and use them as “trump cards” for handling polluted water. But the latest revelation of the leakage at another underground cistern at the plant has cast doubt on the feasibility of the plan.

Following the latest discovery of the leakage, the utility unveiled its plan to transfer contaminated water into other storage tanks with a total capacity of 43,000 cubic meters on the premises of the nuclear plant for the time being in an attempt to find a way out of the trouble. . . . (more)



Thanks to Freedomrox for tip – 😉

New York Times calls 400 tons of contaminated water a day “thousands of gallons“. Nice work.

TEPCO’s contaminated water

8 04 2013


TEPCO admits contaminated water leaking from multiple temporary storage pits at Fukushima Daiichi

Last week, TEPCO announced that radioactive water was leaking from temporary underground storage pits, and was likely to continue until the water could be transferred.  The first reported leak occurred in a tank located some 800 meters from the Pacific Ocean which contained processed water which had been used to cool down the crippled reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi complex. . . 

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“Sunday, TEPCO admitted that a second temporary underground storage pit was leaking as well.  The second leaking pit contains 10,000 tons of contaminated water.


The Watchers –  Deadly levels of radiation found in food 225 miles from Fukushima: Media blackout on nuclear fallout continues

Fukushima – Der Spiegel’s Story of a Japanese Village Evacuation

2 08 2011

The Painful Evacuation of a Japanese Village

By Cordula Meyer

Contamination levels in the Japanese mountain village of Iitate are higher than in some parts of the Chernobyl exclusion zone. Its evacuation has been a painful process for residents — and many are more afraid of resettlement than they are of radiation.



Toxic water overflow looms at Fukushima

13 06 2011


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