[Typhoon] Tepco evacuated contaminated water to the leakable reservoir by fire-engine

Following up this article.. Tepco discharged 9 tank area dam water due to the Typhoon [URL]


Having the tank area dams about to overflow due to the Typhoon, Tepco discharged the “rainwater” retained in 9 tank areas but they gave up discharging the water in 2 other tank areas detecting high level of radiation on 10/16/2013. The retained “rainwater” is highly likely to be the mixture of rainwater and leaked contaminated water.


Although they planned to transfer the water to the spare tank, they ended up transferring it to the near underground reservoir by fire-engine because the water increased too rapidly.

The underground reservoir has the same design of other contaminated water reservoirs that experienced the major leakage this April. This particular reservoir hasn’t been used before but they didn’t check the water sealing performance beforehand.

Tepco is planning to empty the potentially leakable reservoir as soon as possible but the detailed plan hasn’t been announced yet.






Couldn’t make time to get the Donation button back on by 10/14/2013. It should be reposted tomorrow. Thank you for reading this.


Français :

[Typhon] Tepco transvase avec des véhicules de pompiers des eaux extrêmement radioactives dans un des fameux réservoirs enfouis non-étanches


Article lié : Tepco a déversé les eaux de pluies endiguées de 9 zones de citernes à cause du typhon

Le 16 octobre 2013 et parce que les zones endiguées autour des citernes étant sur le point de déborder, à cause d’un typhon, Tepco a transvasé les “eaux de pluie de 9 zones endiguées de citernes mais ils ont abandonné l’idée de transvaser celles de 2 autres zones de citernes parce qu’elles présentent une radioactivité très forte. Ces “eaux de pluie” retenues sont très probablement un mélange d’eaux de fuites extrêmement radioactives et d’eau de pluie.

Ils ont fini par les mettre dans le réservoir enfoui à proximité avec des véhicules d’incendie parce que l’eau montait trop rapidement, bien qu’ils aient prévu de transvaser ces eaux dans des citernes en réserve au départ.
Le réservoir enfoui est de même conception que ceux qui ont fuit leurs eaux extrêmement radioactives en avril dernier. Ce réservoir-ci n’avait pas été utilisé jusque là et ils n’en ont pas contrôlé  l’étanchéité.
Tepco prévoir de vider dès que possible ce réservoir susceptible de fuir mais sans en avoir encore annoncé de planning.


Pas trouvé le temps de remettre les fonctions pour les dons au 14 octobre 2013. Ça devrait revenir demain. Merci de m’avoir lu.

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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.


October 2013