[Another step to discharge contaminated water to the sea] Tepco to make a trial run of ALPS

Tepco plans to discharge contaminated water to the sea.
In order to justify themselves to discharge retained water, they are building the new water purifying facility called ALPS, which is to remove 62 sorts of radionuclide.

On 2/21/2013, NRA admitted Tepco to make a trial run of ALPS.

It doesn’t remove radioactive water Tritium, and actual Fukushima worker concerns about the potential problems in its starting time.

(cf, Fukushima worker doubts the reliability of the new water purifying facility ALPS [URL])

However, none of the preventive measures are suggested.






Français :

[Un pas de plus vers la décharge en mer de l’eau contaminée ] Tepco va faire un essai de ALPS


Tepco prévoie de déverser les eaux contaminées en mer.
Pour s’auto-justifier de larguer les eaux stockées, ils montent le nouvel équipement de purification de l’eau nommé ALPS, qui est supposé filtrer 62 sortes de radionucléides.

Le 21 février 2013, la NRA autorise Tepco à faire un essai de fonctionnement de ALPS.

Il ne retire pas le tritium radioactif de l’eau et le travailleur de Fukushima s’inquiète des ennuis probables associés à sa mise en route. (cf. Le travailleur de Fukushima doute de la fiabilité du nouveau système de purification Alps)

En outre, aucune mesure préventive n’est proposée.


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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.


February 2013