Bypass water discharge didn’t decrease contaminated water but only spread contamination to the Pacific

Following up this article.. Bypass water discharge to the Pacific turned out “meaningless” / Tepco to continue for a few more months [URL]


Contaminated bypass water discharge didn’t decrease the volume of water to flow into the plant buildings, Tepco admitted this week.

It has been two months since they started discharging the pumped water, however the groundwater level decreased only by 10cm even from Tepco’s own reporting.


They estimated it would decrease the volume of contaminated water flowing to the plant buildings by 100 t a day.

Tepco is stating that they still haven’t evaluated how much they managed to decrease, which sounds like they are trying to gain time.


This bypass project is one of 3 measures against contaminated water issue along with frozen water wall and ALPS. However ALPS has never been in the full operation since last year. Regarding the frozen water wall, Tepco is continuing the desperate attempt to put ice cubes by shovel. (cf, Tepco dropped 2t of ice for “frozen” wall with shovel and protective clothing – Photo [URL 2])


It’s becoming clear that Tepco and the government of Japan don’t have the actual effective measures to stop contaminated water.

Bypass water project may end up only spreading the contamination to the Pacific without reducing anything.



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Français :

Les eaux de la dérivation n’ont pas fait baisser les eaux extrêmement radioactives, elles ne font que contaminer le Pacifique


Article lié : La dérivation dans le Pacifique se révèle “inutile” / Tepco va continuer quelques mois

Tepco a reconnu cette semaine que le déversement des eaux extrêmement radioactives de la dérivation n’ont pas fait diminuer le volume d’eau qui s’écoule dans les bâtiments. D’après les propres rapports de Tepco, il y a maintenant deux mois qu’ils ont commencé à déverser les eaux pompées mais le niveau des eaux souterraines n’est descendu que de 10 cm.

Ils estimaient que ça aurait du diminuer de 100 tonnes par jours le volume des eaux extrêmement radioactives inondant les bâtiments de la centrale. Tepco affirme qu’ils n’ont toujours pas estimé de combien ça a fait diminuer, ce qui ressemble à vouloir gagner du temps.

Ce projet de dérivation est l’une des 3 solutions pour résoudre le problème des eaux extrêmement radioactives, avec le mur d’eau congelée et ALPS. ALPS n’a jamais marché à fond depuis l’an dernier. Tepco continue ses tentatives désespérées pour forcer la congélation en y balançant de la glace à la pelle. (cf. Tepco a utilisé 2 T. de glace pour le mur “congelé”, à la pelle et en combinaison de protection – Photo])

Il devient évident que ni Tepco, ni le gouvernement japonais n’ont réellement de solution efficace pour arrêter les eaux extrêmement radioactives. Le projet de dérivation pourrait ne se résumer qu’en une dissémination de la radioactivité dans le Pacifique sans réduire quoi que ce soit.

Vous pouvez lire ceci parce que nous avons survécu jusqu’à aujourd’hui.

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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.


July 2014