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[Column] Tepco is avoiding a specific phrase in all the announcements- “We cannot do it anymore”

The symbolic moment was when Tepco’s spokesman said   “I don’t know much either.”.   The press went mad and said “You are standing there not even understanding the situation,

Contaminated water crisis Cover-ups Plant hazard

JP Gov “Analyze groundwater of shallow layer and deep layer” → Tepco “Manpower not enough”

Fukushima Diary reported Tritium density was stably increasing on the coastal side of reactor1 on 9/4/2013. (cf, [Mysterious No media coverage] Tritium level in groundwater still increasing near reactor1 [URL])

Natural disasters

Last M5.8 did cause plant abnormality / Coolant water volume to reactor2 “spontaneously” increased

On 9/20/2013 (JST), M5.8 of the earthquake hit Fukushima plant area. Tepco was reporting the plant parameters showed no abnormality, but on 10/4/2013, they announced it was observed that the

Contaminated water crisis

Tritium keeps increasing upstream of groundwater bypass / Tepco “Under investigation”

Following up this article.. Tritium density in groundwater keeps increasing in the East of 300m3 leakage tank/Heading for the groundwater bypass [URL]   3 days have passed but Tritium density

Contaminated water crisis Environmental contamination Sea contamination

[New leakage] 13,000,000 Bq/m3 of all β nuclide already detected from the near drain to the Pacific

Following up this article.. [New leakage] 200,000,000 Bq/m3 was leaking for 12 hours max / Patrol didn’t notice “because it was raining” [URL]   13,000,000 Bq/m3 of all β nuclide

Contaminated water crisis

Multiple nuclide removing system stopped for abnormality again

The multiple nuclide removing system (ALPS) had a trouble and was stopped on 9/27/2013, but it was stopped again on 10/4/2013. (cf, [ALPS stopped] Tepco “A rubber pad for ladder