10:30AM 1/10/2012, a Tepco employee found water leaking from the tank to storage abandoned salty water after purifying system of highly contaminated water.
It was 10L to leak. They say it was from the rubber part of the bottom of the storage tank. It was stopped by clinching the bolt.
Tepco states the leaked water was stocked on the concrete around the tank, nothing was absorbed to the ground. It’s supposed to contained a portion of radionuclides such as Cesium or Strontium, which is 500,000 Bq/cm3.
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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.