Increasing Tritium density in leaked tank area, 97,000Bq/L → 130,000Bq/L → 150,000Bq/L

On 9/13/2013 (Yesterday), Fukushima Diary reported 97,000,000 Bq/m3 of Tritium was detected in 300m3 leakage tank area.

(cf, 97,000,000 Bq/m3 of Tritium detected in groundwater of 300m3 leakage tank area / 1.5 times much as one day before [URL])

Today Fukushima Diary needs to update it again.

According to Tepco, Tritium density became 130,000,000 Bq/m3 on 9/12/2013, and it increased to be 150,000,000 Bq/m3 on 9/13/2013.

It keeps increasing but the reason is not verified yet.

Tepco suspects it may be due to 300m3 leakage or the past leakage in April of 2012.

However, none of the can explain why Tritium density is still increasing at real-time.



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Français :

La radioactivité en tritium de la zone de la fuite de citerne :  97 → 130 → 150 millions de Bq/m³


Le 13 septembre 2013 (hier), le Fukushima Diary publiait qu’on relevait 97 000 000 Bq/m³ de tritium dans la zone des 300 m³ de fuite. (cf 97 millions de Bq/m³ de tritium dans les eaux souterraines de la fuite des 300 m³ : montée de 150% en 24 heures)

Le Fukushima Diary doit encore le remettre à jour aujourd’hui.
Selon Tepco, la radioactivité en tritium est passée à 130 000 000 Bq/m³ le 12 septembre 2013 pour passer à 150 000 000 Bq/m³ le 13.
L’augmentation continue mais la cause n’en est pas établie.
Tepco suppose que c’est à cause de la fuite de 300 m³ ou à celle d’avril 2012.
Cependant, personne ne peut expliquer pourquoi la radioactivité en tritium continue toujours d’augmenter en temps réel.

(Ndt:  Combien de temps avant de penser à envisager une autre fuite de cette citerne, par son fond ?)

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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.


September 2013