[710 GBq of beta nuclide] 120 m3 of highly contaminated water leaked to underground, 800m to the sea

Following up this article “[13,000m3] Tepco takes 2 weeks to stop water leaking, Worker “could be due to the extremely high level of radiation” [URL]”

Tepco announced it was 120 m3 of highly contaminated water to have leaked to underground.

In total, 180 Mega Bq of γ nuclide, 710 Giga Bq of β nuclide leaked. It’s only 800m to the sea.

This is the largest leakage since December of 2011 at least.

There is 13,000 m3 of contaminated water in the storage facility (No.2). Tepco is transferring 10,000 m3 to No.1 facility and 3,000 m3 to No. 6 facility but it takes 2.5 and 3.1 days to finish.





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Français :

[710 GBq de nucléides bêta] 120 m³ d’eau hautement contaminée ont fuit dans le sol à 800 m de la mer


Article lié : [13 000 m³] Tepco a mis 2 semaines pour arrêter la fuite d’eau. Un ouvrier : “c’est peut-être à cause de la radioactivité extrêmement élevée”

Tepco a annoncé que ce sont 120 m³ d’eaux hautement contaminées qui ont fuit dans le sol.
Au total, 180 Méga Bq de nucléides γ, 710 Giga Bq de nucléides β ont fuit. Ce n’est qu’à 800 m de la mer.

C’est la fuite la plus importante depuis décembre 2011 au moins.

Il y a 13 000 m³ d’eau contaminée dans la fosse (No.2). Tepco en transfère 10 000 m³ dans la No.1 et 3 000 m³ dans la No. 6 mais il faudra entre 2,5 et 3,1 jours pour le finir.


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This website updates the latest news about the Fukushima nuclear plant and also archives the past news from 2011. Because it's always updated and added live, articles, categories and the tags are not necessarily fitted in the latest format.
I am the writer of this website. About page remains in 2014. This is because my memory about 311 was clearer than now, 2023, and I think it can have a historical value. Now I'm living in Romania with 3 cats as an independent data scientist.
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.


April 2013