M5.9 caused further overflow of contaminated water, Tepco “The tank was full since yesterday”

At 14:48 5/18/2013, M5.9 hit Fukushima offshore.

(cf, M5.9 hit Fukushima offshore at 14:48 5/18/2013 (JST) [URL])

According to Tepco, this quake caused another overflow of contaminated water.

On 5/17/2013, Tepco had 27.5 m3 of contaminated water overflow from the tank of reactor5&6.

(cf, 27.5 m3 of contaminated water overflowed from tank of reactor5&6, “Forgot to switch the tanks” [URL])

Around 16:10 5/18/2013, Tepco employee found contaminated water overflowing from this tank again.

It’s assumed to be because the tank has been full since 5/17/2013. Tepco states it was only 4L to have overflowed, radiation level is lower than the detectable level.

Tepco is planning to decrease the water level of the tank.






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Français :

Le séisme M5,9 a provoqué d’autres débordements d’eau extrêmement radioactive. Tepco : “La citerne était pleine depuis hier”


Un séisme M5,9 a frappé au large de Fukushima le 18 mai 2013 à 14:48. (cf. Séisme M5,9 au large de Fukushima ce 18 mai 2013 à 14:48 (JST))

Selon Tepco, ce séisme a provoqué un autre débordement d’eau extrêmement radioactive.
Le 17 mai 2013, Tepco avait eu un débordement de 27,5 m³ d’eau extrêmement radioactive des citernes des réacteurs 5 & 6. (cf. 27,5 m³ d’eau extrêmement radioactive ont débordé de la citerne des réacteurs 5 & 6 : “On a oublié de changer de citerne”)

Le 18 mai vers 16:10, un employé de Tepco a encore découvert de cette eau en train de déborder de cette citerne.
Ils considèrent que c’est parce que la citerne est pleine depuis le 17 (la veille). Tepco affirme que ce débordement-ci n’a été que de 4 L, le niveau de la radioactivité est inférieur aux limites détectables.
Tepco envisage de diminuer le niveau de remplissage de la citerne.


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About this site

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.


May 2013