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Contaminated water crisis

[Express] “Seismic stability of contaminated water storage tanks is questionable”

Introducing important tweets as [Express] for simultaneous updates.   これ、福島第一の汚染水貯蔵タンク。もうね、置く場所ないんだよね。周りを切り開いて広げてるんだけどね。永遠と続く作業。着地点がノープラン。そして、なによりもこのタンクに耐震性はほとんどないんだ。 twitter.com/sayakaiurani/s… — うちゃかさん (@sayakaiurani) 10月 27, 2012 <Translate> These are the contaminated water storage tanks of Fukushima plant. They don’t

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89.2% of contaminated water tank is full. Newly extended tank will be full by 2016 too

On 9/24/2012, Tepco released their roadmap to decommission Fukushima plant. On their report, Tepco stated 89.2 % of the contamination storage tank is already full. By 9/18/2012, they have 203,708

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Contaminated water leaked like blowing mist

  Tepco was improving soil. The trouble happened near the pump room to push filtered water for soil improvement operation. 12:45 5/9/2012 Monitoring camera caught contaminated water was leaking like

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Tepco plans to pump up groundwater and discharge it to the sea

  200 ~ 400 m3 of groundwater flows into the basement floors of reactor 1 ~ 4 on the daily basis. Tepco still injects 600m3 of water to reactor 1

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2 Sv/h from leaked water

Following up this article ..Water leaks at 3 more locations Contaminated water keeps leaking in Fukushima. On 2/3/2012, Tepco found water leaking from the tank of contaminated water. Though it

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30kg of lead shield broke the joint of the pipes

Following up this article ..Another leakage at reactor 4. 100 microSv/h on surface 1/22/2012, Tepco announced it was because of the lead shield covered on the joint. The joint part

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Highly radioactive water was found at 4 more locations

Tepco found highly contaminated water stocked at additional 4 locations in the trench facilities. 1. In the pit of water circulating pomp at reactor. 500 m3 Cs-134 : 7.1*10^3 Bq/cm3 Cs-137

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Winter cold may freeze and break the water purifying system

Water purifying system of Fukushima has the hose which runs over tens of kilometers, outside. Most of the parts are made of usual vinyl chloride material, which you can buy

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Water underground is contaminated

The Ministry of the Environment measured cesium from well water at 4 locations in Minamisoma. It was about 1.3 ~ 14.7 Bq/kg, it was for drinking. The samples were taken

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Cesium measured from 5000 meters deep in the ocean

The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) measured cesium from the Pacific Ocean offshore of North Japan. They said it’s from the Fukushima nuclear power plants. They