Total Tritium in contaminated water increasing by 330 Trillion Bq per year / Beyond discharge-able amount

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Following up this article.. 875,000,000,000,000 Bq of Tritium contained in total contaminated water / Over 60 times much as safety limit [URL]


Tritium contained in contaminated water is increasing by approx. 230 Trillion Bq per year, from the data Tepco submitted to Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.

The data shows tritium amount was 300 Trillion Bq in September of 2011. It became 817 Trillion Bq in December of 2013. It has been increasing almost linearly for 27 months.


Nuclear power plants discharge Tritium in normal operation, but it’s supposed to be approx 3.7 Trillion Bq per year from one reactor. 230 Trillion Bq/year is over 15.5 times much as this guideline standard of 4 reactors.

Even the multiple nuclide removing system cannot filter out Tritium. Even if they decide to discharge the contaminated water to the sea, they would take forever in compliance with the safety guideline because it increases faster than discharged.



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Le total en tritium des eaux contaminées augmente de 330 trilliards de Bq/an : Au-delà de la quantité déchargeable
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Article lié : Au total, 875 mille milliards de Bq de tritium dans les eaux extrêmement radioactives : presque 60 fois la limite de sécurité

Selon les données transmises par Tepco au ministère de l’Économie, du Commerce et de l’Industrie, le tritium des eaux extrêmement radioactives augmente d’environ 230 trillions (mille milliards) de Bq par an.
Les données montrent que la quantité de tritium était de 300 mille milliards de Bq en septembre 2011. Elle est passée à 817 en décembre 2013. Elle augmente de façon pratiquement linéaire depuis 27 mois.

Les centrales nucléaires rejettent du tritium pendant les opérations normales mais c’est supposé rester autour de 3,7 trillions de Bq par an par réacteur. 230 trillions de Bq/an c’est, pour 4 réacteurs, au-dessus de 15,5 fois cette directive standard.
Même le système de filtration multi-nucléide ne peut pas retenir le tritium. Même s’ils décidaient de déverser les eaux extrêmement radioactives dans l’océan, ce serait sans fin en restant en accord avec cette norme de sécurité parce que ça augmente plus vite que ce qui peut en être déversé.

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  1. The question is WHERE is the Tritium coming from? Its created by bombardment of Litium-6 in “production reactors” or in nuclear explosions. There seems to be some basis in suggesting a run away nuclear reaction on going. See from the USA EPA:
    Where does tritium come from?

    Tritium is produced naturally in the upper atmosphere when cosmic rays strike nitrogen molecules in the air. Tritium is also produced during nuclear weapons explosions, as a by product in reactors producing electricity, and in special production reactors, where the isotope lithium-6 is bombarded to produce tritium.

    Tritium readily forms water when exposed to oxygen. As it undergoes radioactive decay, tritium emits a very low energy beta particle and transforms to stable, nonradioactive helium. Tritium has a half-life of 12.3 years.

  2. The actual amount of tritium on the site is not increasing.

    Tritium is produced when the reactors are running and neutrons are absorbed by a deuteron in the cooling water.

    The only thing that is changing is TEPCO’s estimates of how much is there.

    The ocean has 10^21 liters of water.

    For laymen that’s 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 liters
    versus 875,000,000,000,000 Bq of tritium

    or 0.000000875 Bq/l

    So low you couldn’t even measure it.

    Sorry, not the end of the world even if you just dumped it all into the ocean at once.

    1. Dear Diemos

      You make a new calculation again how much escape in 2011 Marc and how much already was discarge and how mutch will need to discarge to the ocean. In the water not only tritium have but lot other radioactive material my calculation by 2020 every where will be 100 bq / m3 shit
      True is only theory because the water mix diferrently not lineal how we calculate

    2. The universe is perhaps on the order of 99X10^99 parsecs cubed,

      There are only 50,000 bullets being fired in the universe at this minute.

      Therefore, the universe is on the average, bullet indetectable.

      These Numbers are not correct nor are Diemos goofy calculations or conclusions.

      When in combat, it only takes 1 bullet.

  3. Tritium causes cancer

    http www ctbto org/ (nuclear-testing/the-effects-of-nuclear-testing/general-overview-of-theeffects-of-nuclear-testing/)

    Tritium (3H) Half-Life12 years

    Easily ingested. Can be inhaled as a gas in the air or absorbed through the skin. Enters soft tissues and organs. Exposure to tritium increases the risk of developing cancer. Beta radiation emitted by tritium can cause lung cancer.

    1. Tritium Radiobiology

      International Radiation Protection Association

      http www irpa net/ (irpa9/cdrom/VOL.4/V4_5) PDF

      K.N Muksinova, et al Branch No. 1 of Russian Federation State Scientific Centre Biophysics Institute

    2. “Chronic exposure to tritium can increase the risk of cancer, birth defects and genetic damage,”

      http articles chicagotribune com/ (2006-06-12/news/0606120098_1_tritium-radioactive-material-leaks)

      Home>Featured Articles>Exelon June 12, 2006

      Law requires tritium leaks be reported in 24 hours

      In April, tritium escaped from the plant in steam, while four leaks from an underground Braidwood pipe between 1996 and 2003 released the radioactive material into groundwater. Under the new law, such leaks must be reported to the Environmental Protection Agency and the Emergency Management Agency.

      “This new reporting requirement will give people the information they deserve to know about whether the water they use is safe.” Exelon spokesman Craig Nesbit said the company generally supports tighter reporting requirements and has been adhering to disclosure like that outlined in the bill for the last six months. Exelon has also reported tritium leaks at two other plants.

      Chronic exposure to tritium can increase the risk of cancer, birth defects and genetic damage, …

  4. Since TEPCO keeps informing of “INCREASES” in tritium, not sure the comment about no more Tritium being created, but just the testing getting better is correct. More telling would likely be I-131 which is still showing up in “sludge” that has a very short halflife. Anyone know if TEPCO is releasing THAT data?

    1. Cesium 134 – Get it STRAIGHT, in your head …

      Cesium 134 is the definitive Fukushima (signature) radioisotope.

      The Ratio of Cesium 134 to Cesium 137 is a second Fukushima calling card. There is a LOT of Cesium 137 left over from Atmospheric testing and Chernobyl. Cesium 134 has a 2 year half-life, so the Fukushima signature radioactive fallout signature can be easily calculated for several more years.

      The only recent detects of recent fission, were reported Xenon, from South Korea. Xenon is a RadioIodine daughter. The South Korea detect could have come from Fukushima, North Korea, a nuclear navy accident or some other recent fission incident.


      Bill Duff

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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.


February 2014