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Unidentified algae looking-creature mass generated in bypass well / Tepco “Great quantity”

Unidentified creature was mass-generated in one of the bypass wells to stop pumping up groundwater, Tepco announced on 10/21/2014. The creature looks like algae. Tepco is pumping up groundwater from

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Strontium-90 detected in potentially discharged water from Reactor 1 and 3

2,800 ~ 11,000 Bq/m3 of Strontium-90 have been detected from pumped water around Reactor 1 and 3, according to Tepco.   On 10/1/2014, Tepco released nuclide analysis data of groundwater.

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Strontium-90 detected outside of Fukushima port / Highest reading in front of Reactor 4 too

Photo : Reactor 5 and 6 take 6,000 t of water per hour here and discharge it to the outside of the port.   Significant level of Strontium-90 has been

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Underground structure rapidly heated by up to 40℃ when water reduced

Underground trench water gets rapidly heated when water level decreases, according to Tepco.   On 10/3/2014, Tepco released the report about the failed frozen water wall project. (cf, Tepco to

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5 sorts of nuclide density marked the highest readings in seaside of Reactor 2 again

Photo : Boring hole in seaside of Reactor 2.    Related to this article.. Tritium density of groundwater nearby the sea jumped up over 10 × [URL]   5 sorts

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Tritium density of groundwater nearby the sea jumped up over 10 ×

Photo : Fukushima plant port is open to the Pacific but Tepco and the government of Japan state most of the contamination is blocked inside of the port.   Following

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All β nuclide density became 100,000 × in seaside of Reactor 2 since this February

Photo : North water intake of Reactor 1 ~ 4 [URL]   All β nuclide density to contain Strontium-90 became 100,000 times much since this February in groundwater. Fukushima Diary

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Tepco’s own data shows filtration system cannot remove Tritium from potentially discharged water at all

Following up this article.. Tepco to pump up highly contaminated groundwater for potential discharge today / Drainage plan submitted to NRA [URL]   Tepco’s filtration system does not remove Tritium

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Various nuclides density marked the highest level in groundwater from multiple locations of Fukushima plant

At least 4 nuclides density became the highest in groundwater according to Tepco. The groundwater was taken from the sea side of Reactor 2, where Tepco is trying to construct

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Tepco to give up the preceding frozen wall and directly fill the trenches with cement instead

Photo : Fukushima workers putting ice cubes to “frozen water” wall to make it frozen temporally. 7/24/2014.   Following up this article.. Tepco “Never give up the frozen wall project”