600 tones of contaminated water “missing” from the reservoir, Tepco “Error of the measurement hardware”
According to Tepco, a certain amount of the contaminated water is missing.
From the report of “Future plan of the water transfer” released on 4/12/2013, reservoir No.6 was supposed to keep 8,100 m3 of contaminated water.
However, from the same report released on 4/15/2013, the reservoir No.6 was supposed to keep 7,500 m3.
About the missing 600 m3, Tepco is commenting it’s due to the error of measurement hardware. They don’t think another major leakage happened.
From the research of Fukushima Diary, on 4/16/2013 the radiation level jumped up to be 2.7 times much as 2 days before. It was detected outside of the reservoir No.6.
(cf, [Spreading leakage] Radiation level jumped up to be 2.7 times much in the back-up reservoir [URL])
Reservoir No.6 was thought to be sound. Tepco finished transferring contaminated water from reservoir No.3 to No.6 on 4/14. They had contaminated water leak from the pump during the transfer, but it was 4/11. The 600 m3 of water was lost after the pump leakage.
(cf, [Can’t stop leaking] 6.4 billion Bq leaked from the pump on transferring to the safer reservoir [URL])
600 tonnes d’eau extrêmement radioactive “portées manquantes” dans le réservoir – Tepco : “Erreur de mesure matérielle”
Selon Tepco, une certaine quantité d’eau extrêmement radioactive est portée manquante.
Selon le rapport “Future plan of the water transfer” publié le 12 avril 2013, le réservoir N°6 était supposé recevoir 8 100 m³ d’eau extrêmement radioactive. Mais dans ce même rapport du 14 avril 2013, le réservoir N°6 est supposé n’en avoir que 7 500 m³.
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Actually, nothing has progressed in the plant since 2011. We still don't even know what is going on inside. They must keep cooling the crippled reactors by water, but additionally groundwater keeps flowing into the reactor buildings from the broken parts. This is why highly contaminated water is always produced more than it can circulate. Tepco is planning to officially discharge this water to the Pacific but Tritium is still remaining in it. They dilute this with seawater so that it is legally safe, but scientifically the same amount of radioactive tritium is contained. They say it is safe to discharge, but none of them have drunk it.