Contaminated water leakage from reactor6, “already absorbed into the ground”

On 12/25/2012, Tepco reported contaminated water leaked from water purifying system of reactor6.

Tepco comments it’s “low level of contaminated water” but 4.3×10^5 Bq/m3 of gamma nuclide is contained. No data about the density of beta and alpha nuclides have been announced.

The leaked water was absorbed into the ground.

Contaminated water leakage from reactor6, "absorbed into the ground"






Français :

Une fuite d’eau radioactive dans le réacteur 6 “déjà absorbée par le sol”

Le 25 décembre 2012, Tepco rapporte que de l’eau contaminée a fuit du système de purification du réacteur 6.

Tepco raconte que c’est “de l’eau faiblement radioactive” mais elle contenait 43 000 Bq/m³ de gamma nucléides. Aucune donnée n’est fournie sur la densité en nucléides bêta et alpha.

L’eau ayant fuit a été absorbée par le sol.

Contaminated water leakage from reactor6, "absorbed into the ground"


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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.


December 2012