Tepco skipped analyzing Cs-134/137 to discharge retained “rainwater” of 7 tank areas

Following up this article..Tepco discharged “rainwater” retained in 7 tank areas due to the Typhoon [URL]


Tepco stated they did not analyze Cesium-134/137 of the discharged water in 7 tank areas.

According to Tepco, the contaminated water stocked in the tanks are treated by Cesium removal facilities, so the Cesium level is about 1/10,000 of all β nuclides density.

Additionally, even if they analyze the low level of Cesium-134/137, they can’t distinguish it from the fallout of the accident.

Tepco states this is why it was rational not to analyze the “rainwater” for Cs-134/137.





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Français :

Tepco saute l’analyse des césium 134/137 des “eaux de pluie” des 7 zones de citernes  qui ont été balancées en mer


Article lié : Tepco déverse des “eaux de pluie” bloquées dans 7 zones de citernes à cause du typhon

Tepco affirme qu’ils n’ont pas analysé les césium 134 et 137 des eaux des 7 zones de citernes qu’ils ont déversées en mer.
Selon Tepco, les eaux extrêmement radioactives stockées dans les citernes sont traitées par les équipements de filtrage du césium, donc leur radioactivité en césium représente environ le 10 000e de celle en rayonnements β.
De plus, même s’ils analysent ce faible niveau de radioactivité en césium 134/137, ils ne peuvent pas le distinguer de celui des retombées de l’accident.
Tepco affirme que c’est pour ça qu’il n’était pas rationnel d’analyser le césium 134/137 dans les “eaux de pluie”.


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  1. IF Tepco is to be believed …

    If TEPCO is to be believed; we must conclude that heavy rain is ‘too rare to plan for’ in Japanese Nuclear Power Plants. No rainwater gathering system is in place at the largest marine contamination site in Human History.


    Bill Duff

    1. It is more likely,

      It is more likely that ‘heavy rain’, IS the bulk of the Japan nuclear disaster cleanup plan.

      Japan is ‘exporting’ the radiation to South Korea, Philippines, Taiwan, Canada, USA, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand …

      “Let it rain, let it rain, let it rain” is an old song; not a nuclear disaster response.


      Bill Duff

  2. IF Tepco is to be believed …

    If TEPCO is to be believed; we must conclude that no one in the Japanese Government and/or the international monitoring authorities are sufficiently competent and/or honest; to take independent radiation containment measurements.

    http:// english.kbs co kr/ (news/news_view.html?id=In&No=98305) International [2013-09-14, 13:09:56]

    TEPCO Reveals ‘Unintentional Error’ in Radioactivity Measurements

    Japanese media say the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) reported lower than actual levels of radioactivity in waters around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant for nearly two years. Kyodo News and NHK report TEPCO briefed Japan’s Nuclear Safety Commission on Saturday about what Japan’s largest electrical utility called an unintentional error.

    TEPCO said the inaccurate measurements were taken from July 2011 until May this year, resulting in concentration levels of radioactive cesium being reported some becquerels lower than the actual level. It said the measurements were taken one-point-three kilometers south of the nuclear plant.


    Bill Duff

    1. “a depressingly familiar pattern”

      http:// www abc net au/ (pm/content/2013/s3809310 htm) Mark Willacy reported this story on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 18:40:00 … MARK COLVIN: It’s taken about two-and-a-half years, but it seems the Japanese government is finally losing patience with the operator of the Fukushima nuclear plant. The reason: its haphazard approach to stabilising the complex.

      Mark Willacy reports from Tokyo. MARK WILLACY: It follows a depressingly familiar pattern. At first TEPCO denies there’s a problem at the crippled Fukushima plant. Then it becomes obvious to everyone that there is a problem, so the company then acknowledges the problem and makes it public. And finally one of its hapless officials is sent out to apologise to the cameras, like this:

      MASAYUKI ONO (translated): We sincerely apologise FOR CAUSING CONCERN to so many people, particularly those who live in Fukushima.

      MARK WILLACY: That was TEPCO’s Masayuki Ono after the company admitted for the first time that in line with the fears of Japan’s nuclear regulator, contaminated water was indeed leaking from the nuclear plant into the Pacific. In fact, TEPCO now believes it’s been pouring into the sea for three months or so. It follows an unexplained spike in the level of radioactive caesium in parts of the plant, by a worrying 100 times. Also worrying and unknown is just how much contaminated groundwater is leeching into the Pacific.


      Bill Duff

    2. TEPCO is never to be believed, Bill. Neither is the Japanese government. So sentiment like this:

      “…ARK COLVIN: It’s taken about two-and-a-half years, but it seems the Japanese government is finally losing patience with the operator of the Fukushima nuclear plant…”

      is completely misplaced. The propaganda strategy all along has been to control the release of bad news. A constant trickle instead of a brief torrent. Eventually, people get weary of the endless reports of bad measurements, miscalculations, additional releases and shoddy fixes. I certainly am. I expect ‘bad’ news from TEPCO about once a week, give or take. Journalists drag out this supposed Japanese government or international ‘outrage’ once or twice a year. It’s all choreographed – nothing is going to change.

      The entire inventory of fuel at Fukushima is going into the ground under the plant and into the Pacific – eventually. Save for the 2% they manage to recover during clean-up. TEPCO planned the leaky tank strategy from the start. Everything has leaked – no exceptions.

      They’re using the aquifer as a big drain to the Pacific – as planned – from day one. It effectively delays the bad PR over decades. Plenty of time to get the other plants back online.

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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