4,200,000,000Bq of β and 10,000,000 Bq of γ nuclides leaked from ALPS again / New technology never get into operation

Extremely high level of radiation leaked from multiple nuclide removing system ALPS (Advanced Liquid Processing System).

This system has been continuously in the serious trouble since they started the hot test last Spring. However, Tepco doesn’t change their plan to try to purify 1,960 m3 / day of contaminated water from this Summer.

ALPS is practically considered to be one of a few national projects on contaminated water issue. Tepco’s president Hirose promised Japanese Prime Minister Abe to complete purifying all the contaminated water by the end of March in 2015.

The current contaminated water volume is approx. 450,000 m3. ALPS is required to be in the full operation in one of these months.


Around 0:19 of 4/16/2014, Fukushima worker found the contaminated water and absorption material overflowed from a part of the system. The leaking volume was 1.1 m3 as Tepco claims. The total volume of leaked β nuclides was 4.2 Billion Bq, the one of γ nuclides was 10 Million Bq.

The overflowed water spread over 6m × 6m × 3cm. Even the cause hasn’t been verified.







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Français :

4,2 milliards de Bq en β et 10 millions de Bq en γ ont encore fuit de ALPS : Cette nouvelle technique n’a jamais été opérationnelle


Une radioactivité extrêmement forte a fuit du système de filtration multi-nucléide ALPS (Advanced Liquid Processing System).
Ce système a continuellement subi des pannes graves depuis leurs tout premiers essais à chaud du printemps dernier. Néanmoins et depuis l’été dernier, Tepco n’a changé en rien ses plans pour tenter de purifier 1 960 m³/jour d’eaux extrêmement radioactives.
ALPS est pratiquement considéré comme l’un des rares projets nationaux sur les eaux extrêmement radioactives.  Le président de Tepco, M. Hirose, avait promis au premier ministre japonais Abe de régler le problème de la purification de toutes les eaux contaminées pour fin mars 2015.
Le volume actuel des eaux extrêmement radioactives est d’environ 450 000 m³. ALPS doit être fonctionnel à plein régime ces mois-ci.

Le 16 avril 2014 vers 00:19, un travailleur de Fukushima a découvert de l’eau extrêmement radioactive et un morceau de la matière absorbante ayant débordé d’un endroit du système. Le volume de la fuite est de 1,1 m³ selon ce qu’affirme Tepco. Le volume total en β-nucléides est de 4,2 milliards de Bq, celui en γ-nucléides de 10 millions de Bq.
L’eau de la fuite s’est répartie dans un volume de plus de 6 × 6 m × 3 cm. Même la raison de la fuite n’a pas été établie.


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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.


April 2014