Tritium leakage is increasing

According to Tepco’s announcement, tritium amount in intake is increasing.

Tepco monthly publish the data of radiation leakage to the sea water inside of intake.

Though other nuclides, such as cesium 134 / 137 and strontium 89 / 90, are in the decreasing trend, tritium is still leaking about 3 ~ 7 times much as cesium 137.

Tritium is beta nuclide. It acts exactly like H2O, you can never filter it out. It’s in tap water, shower, and rain, etc.

Though massive amount of tritium is assumed to have leaked, nobody has measured it from food, environment, and even from urin.

Even if you take care about cesium in food, you can’t escape from tritium.

(H-3 = Tritium)

Tritium leakage is increasing2


Tritium leakage is increasing2

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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.


March 2012