Still 3,600 tonnes of contaminated rainwater retained in the faulty designed reserver / “No place to go”

Tepco still retains 3,600 tonnes of contaminated rainwater in underground reservoirs, which experienced the major leakage last Spring.

Tepco dug the ground, covered the hole with water shielding sheets, and called it the underground reservoir. In April of 2013, at least 3 of 7 reservoirs leaked the contaminated water.

They decided to abandon the reservoirs. However having the continuous typhoons causing overflow of the dams to surround tanks last Autumn, Tepco started reusing the faulty designed reservoirs in order to evacuate the rainwater that was mixed with contaminated water in the dams.


Tepco was supposed to send the newly added water back to the tanks, but they still cannot empty the reservoirs due to the shortage of other storage.

Currently 2 of 7 reservoirs retain the rainwater. One has 1,500 tonnes, the other one has 2,100 tonnes. At this moment, they still have no safer place to stock it.



Downplay it in the beginning, and quietly add more information so nobody notices it. All for not letting the cattle escape. This is their strategy.


Français :

Il reste toujours 3 600 tonnes d’eau extrêmement radioactive dans les réservoirs enfouis : “Pas de place ailleurs”


Tepco garde toujours 3 600 tonnes d’eau d’écoulement extrêmement radioactive dans les réservoirs enfouis qui ont connu la fuite majeure du printemps dernier.

Tepco avait creusé le sol, recouvert ses trous avec des feuilles d’isolation étanche et appelé ça des réservoirs enfouis. En avril 2013, au moins 3 de ces 7 réservoirs ont fuit leur eau extrêmement radioactive.
Ils ont décidé d’abandonner ces réservoirs. Or, à cause des incessants typhons de l’automne dernier qui ont provoqué des débordements des endiguements des citernes,Tepco a recommencé à utiliser ces réservoirs mal conçus pour stocker les eaux de pluies qui se sont mélangées avec celles extrêmement radioactives des endiguements.

Tepco était supposé envoyer vers des citernes ces eaux récemment ajoutées mais ils ne peuvent toujours pas vider ces réservoirs à cause de la pénurie des autres moyens de stockage.
Actuellement 2 des 7 réservoirs stockent des eaux de pluie radioactives. Un en a 1 500 tonnes, l’autre 2 100 tonnes. Pour l’instant, ils n’ont pas d’endroit plus sécurisé où les mettre.

Le minimiser au début et ajouter tranquillement de nouvelles information pour que personne ne le remarque. Tout pour que le troupeau ne s’échappe pas. C’est leur stratégie.

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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.


March 2014