As exactly warned, water cooling system keeps having water leakage at various points.
On 1/29, Tepco announced they found water leakage at 14 points, 7800 L in total. That is because frozen water in pipes caused leakage at joint parts from the cold weather.
Tepco claims it’s the water after purification or plain water from dam, none of it has leaked to the sea.
At 9:35, heat exchanger stopped after 40 L of contaminated water leaked from the pipe.
At 9:50, Tepco employee found 600 L of contaminated water leaked around the flow monitor of emergency pomp. There was a water leakage even at reactor 6.
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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.