Tepco found 140 tones of contaminated water leaking in a tunnel under the reactor

Tepco found 220 tones of contaminated water leaking in a tunnel under the central waste processing facility, where they stock highly contaminated water, last month.

They found water leaking though the pipes for cables, they put lids and tried to pump up the water.

However, they found additional 140 tones of water leaking near the first tunnel.

Tepco asserts it’s rain water coming in because the contamination level was low and the tunnel is not connected to the sea.

Additionally, Tepco is going to look into 100 other locations from the ones near where they stock highly contaminated water and discuss how to stock the found water.


1月7日 4時26分

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This website updates the latest news about the Fukushima nuclear plant and also archives the past news from 2011. Because it's always updated and added live, articles, categories and the tags are not necessarily fitted in the latest format.
I am the writer of this website. About page remains in 2014. This is because my memory about 311 was clearer than now, 2023, and I think it can have a historical value. Now I'm living in Romania with 3 cats as an independent data scientist.
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.


January 2012