Nuclear regulatory agency “The reason of the leakage is not verified yet”

About the major leakage of highly contaminated water from reservoir No.1, 2 and 3, NRA (Nuclear regulatory agency) stated they still haven’t verified the reason of the leakage in their briefing of 4/9/2013.

On 4/7/2013, Tepco commented the water leakage was caused because the leakage isolation sheet was stretched to make a space with the detection drain because of the water pressure. [URL]

However, the leaking reservoir No.1 has water only up to 57%, which is too low to leak from the detection drain hole.



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La Nuclear Regulatory Agency : “La raison de la fuite n’est pas encore établie”


Concernant les fuites majeures d’eaux extrêmement radioactives des réservoirs N°1, 2 et 3, la NRA (Nuclear Regulatory Agency) affirme dans son point de situation du 9 avril 2013 qu’ils n’ont toujours pas établi la raison des fuites.

Le 7 avril 2013, Tepco déclarait que la fuite était due à la pression sur un étirement de la feuille d’étanchéité fait pour créer un espace au robinet de prise d’échantillon. [Lien]

Cependant, le réservoir N°1 qui fuit n’était rempli qu’à 57%, ce qui est trop faible pour créer une fuite au niveau du trou de ce robinet.

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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