The water level is decreased naturally because of water evaporation, as it used to take 3 hours to be decreased by 50 mm (17mm/h), but from 2PM to 5PM today it was decreased by 240 mm within 3 hours.(80 mm/h).
Now we still have not found the leakage point but there is no water leakage found in radioactive waste processing building and outside of the buildings where the water cooling system is located. We are going to detect the leakage point.
At 5PM on 1/1/2012 the temperature of spent fuel pool is 23℃ and the water cooling system is functioning. There is no change in the water level of the spent fuel pool. Soon as we are prepared, we will put additional water to the tank and keep watching.
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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.