Leaking reservoir No.1 won’t be fix for one month

About the major leakage of highly contaminated water, Tepco released their countermeasure plan on 4/11/2013.

Tepco has admitted reservoir No.1, 2 and 3 are leaking now. They are transferring contaminated water from No.2 and 3 to No.6 though they had the pump leak on the way.

(cf, [Can’t stop leaking] 6.4 billion Bq leaked from the pump on transferring to the safer reservoir [URL])

However, since they admitted No.1 was also leaking on 4/9/2013 [URL], Tepco hasn’t taken any countermeasure to stop the further leakage from that reservoir.

From the plan released on 4/11/2013, they are going to transfer the contaminated water from this No.1 to 2 other tanks, but it won’t start until 4/14/2013, and it is estimated to end in early May.

Until early May, reservoir No.1 will be left leaking. Now 6,000 m3 of contaminated water is stocked in reservoir No.1.


Leaking reservoir No.1 won't be fix for one month






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La fuite du réservoir N°1 ne sera pas réparée avant un mois


Sur les fuites majeures d’eaux extrêmement radioactives, le 11 avril 2013 Tepco publie son plan de contre-mesures.

Tepco a admit que les réservoirs N°1, 2 et 3 sont en train de fuir. Ils transvasent l’eau contaminée des réservoirs 2 et 3 dans le 6 bien qu’ils aient en chemin une pompe qui fuit aussi. (cf. [Ça n’arrête pas de fuir] 6,4 milliards de Bq ont fuit à partir de la pompe de transvasement vers un réservoir plus sûr)

Cependant, bien qu’ils aient admit le 9 avril 2013 que le N°1 fuyait aussi [Lien], Tepco n’a pris aucune contre-mesure pour arrêter les fuites de ce réservoir.

D’après le plan publié le 11 avril 2013, ils vont transvaser les eaux extrêmement radioactives de ce N°1 vers deux autres citernes mais ils ne le commenceront pas avant le 14 avril 2013 et ils estiment le finir début mai.

Le réservoir N°1 va continuer à polluer jusqu’à début mai. Pour l’instant, il y a 6 000 m³ d’eau extrêmement radioactive dans le réservoir N°1.

La fuite du réservoir N°1 ne sera pas réparée avant un mois


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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.


April 2013