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Breaking news Environmental contamination Fukushima Plant

Tepco considering discharging Tritium to the Pacific

By 3/4/2016, Masuda, Fukushima plant decommissioning chief commented in the interview with a local newspaper company that they need to consider discharging the contaminated water to the Pacific. The newspaper

Breaking news Contaminated water crisis Fukushima Plant

Tepco considers evaporating 800,000 m3 of Tritium water to the air

On 12/11/2015, Tepco announced the possibility of evaporating Tritium water retained in Fukushima plant area. It was reported in the task force of METI (Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry).

Breaking news Contaminated water crisis Fukushima Plant

Tritium density in one of the bypass wells keeps increasing since this August

Related to this article.. Approx. 84,000 m3 of contaminated groundwater has been discharged to the Pacific from bypass wells [URL]   From Tepco’s report released on 10/7/2015, Tritium density has been

Breaking news Contaminated water crisis Fukushima Plant

Tepco failed in purifying all the contaminated water by deadline

Following up this article.. Tepco decided to break their promise with Abe to purify all contaminated water by this April [URL]   On 5/27/2015, Tepco announced they could not purify 29%

Breaking news Contaminated water crisis Environmental contamination Fukushima Plant

2,200,000,000,000 Bq of All β nuclides leaked to the Pacific in the recent 314 days

On 3/25/2015, Tepco reported to NRA (Nuclear Regulation Authority) that 2,200,000,000,000 Bq of All β nuclide (including Strontium-90) leaked from the plant area to the plant port in the recent

Breaking news Contaminated water crisis Cover-ups Fukushima Plant

Tritium density rose up 17 × in groundwater

On 3/18/2015, Tepco announced they measured Tritium density increased 17 times much as previous reading in groundwater. 2 days after, Tritium density also increased over 8 times much as previous reading

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Tritium density reached the highest level at 3 bypass wells

From Tepco’s report published on 2/18 and 2/21/2015, Tritium density reached the highest level at 3 of 12 bypass wells almost at once. The sampling dates were 2/16 and 2/19/2015.

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Japanese media reports IAEA urged to dump contaminated water into ocean but no such statement made in real

Japanese media is misleading the Japanese citizens to accept the discharge of contaminated water to the Pacific as a request of an international organization.   On 2/17/2015, IAEA (International Atomic

Breaking news Cover-ups Fukushima Plant

Tritium density rose up 10 × since July in seaside of Reactor 1

Tritium density increased to be 10 times much as July near Reactor 1, according to Tepco. The sample is groundwater taken from the seaside of Reactor 1. Tritium density had

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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