89.2% of contaminated water tank is full. Newly extended tank will be full by 2016 too

On 9/24/2012, Tepco released their roadmap to decommission Fukushima plant.

On their report, Tepco stated 89.2 % of the contamination storage tank is already full.

By 9/18/2012, they have 203,708 m3 of contaminated water in the tank. Currently the total capacity of the tank is only 228,500 m3, which means it’s already 89.15% full.

Because Tepco is not supposed to discharge it to the sea, they have to keep building new tanks until they decommission Fukushima plant.

They are planning to increase it to 320,000 m3 by the end of this November. By June of 2013, they are to increase it to 400,000 m3, but it will be full by the end of 2015 as well.


89.2% of contaminated water tank is full. New installation will be caught up with by 2016 2


89.2% of contaminated water tank is full. New installation will be caught up with by 2016

Because of the distance from the plant and the quality of the ground, areas where can be used to the contaminated water storage tank are limited.

Last December, Japanese government announced decommission of Fukushima plant would take up to 40 years. [Link]

At this moment, Tepco hasn’t announced their plan about the contaminated water storage for the rest of 35 years.






Français :

Le réservoir des eaux contaminées est plein à 89,2 %. De nouvelles installations devront prendre le relai pour 2016

Ce 24 septembre 2012, Tepco publie sa feuille de route pour le démantèlement de la centrale de Fukushima.

Dans son rapport, Tepco affirme que 89,2 % du réservoir de stockage de l’eau contaminée est déjà utilisé.

Vers le 18 septembre 2012, il y avait 203 708 m3 d’eau contaminée dans ce réservoir. La capacité totale actuelle du réservoir est de 228 500 m3 seulement, ce qui veut dire qu’on en était à 89,15 %.

Parce que Tepco est supposée ne pas tout balancer en mer, ils devront construire de nouveaux réservoirs jusqu’au démantèlement de l’usine de Fukushima.

Ils prévoient d’augmenter la capacité à 320 000 m3 pour la fin du mois de novembre. En juin 2013, ils l’augmenteront à 400 000 m3 mais ce sera plein aussi dès la fin 2015.


Le réservoir des eaux contaminées est plein à 89,2 % 2


Le réservoir des eaux contaminées est plein à 89,2 %

A cause de la distance à l’usine et de la nature du sol, les endroits pouvant être utilisés pour le stockage des eaux contaminées sont limités.

En décembre dernier, le gouvernement japonais avait annoncé que le démantèlement de l’usine de Fukushima pourrait prendre jusqu’à 40 ans. [Lien]

Pour l’instant, Tepco n’a pas annoncé son plan de gestion des eaux contaminées pour les 35 ans à venir.

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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.


September 2012