[Breaking] Impervious wall construction intermitted “due to the shortage of Fukushima workers”
Having contaminated groundwater flowing to the sea, Tepco is building the impervious wall near the seaside.
(cf, Tepco completed 16% of ground improvement on the east side of reactor1&2 [URL])
In the press conference of 7/24/2013, Tepco announced the urgent construction was intermitted due to the shortage of Fukushima worker. (12:09) For the safety issue, they needed to rest the workers but they couldn’t keep the replacement workers.
Tepco also commented the workers need further trainings.
Tepco has been insisting they have adequate supply of the workers.
Au cours de la conférence de presse du 24 juillet 2013, Tepco déclare que cette construction urgente a été interrompue par pénurie de travailleurs à Fukushima. (12:09) Par sécurité, ils doivent reposer les travailleurs mais ils n’ont pas pu en trouver pour les remplacer.
Tepco a aussi déclaré que les travailleurs devaient suivre une formation complémentaire.
Tepco a insisté sur leur besoin en travailleurs en nombre suffisant.
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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.