[Out of control] Tepco admitted the possibility reservoir No.1 also leaking
About the major leakage of highly contaminated water, Tepco admitted the reservoir No.1 is also leaking.
On 4/8/2013, Tepco admitted No.3 was also leaking. (cf, [Out of control] Tepco admitted another contaminated water reservoir leaking as well [URL])
Fukushima Diary suggested the possibility that 4 other reservoirs are leaking. One of them is now confirmed to be probably leaking.
(cf, Beta nuclide detected from 4 more contaminated water reservoirs [URL])
According to Tepco, the chloride concentration jumped up from 4 ppm to 910 ppm since yesterday. 5 hours later, it even jumped up to be 1100 ppm. The reservoirs are retaining concentrated (radioactive) salt water. Detecting chloride concentration out of the reservoirs means it’s leaking the water to the outside.
On 4/5/2013, Tepco found the major leakage of highly contaminated water from No.2. They were transferring the water from No.2 to No.1, but the transferred reservoir turned out to be also leaking.
Selon Tepco, La concentration de chlorures est passée de 4 à 910 ppm depuis hier. 5 heures plus tard, c’est même monté à 1100 ppm. Les réservoirs retiennent des eaux (radioactives) salées. Détecter des concentrations de chlorures hors des réservoirs signifie que l’eau en fuit à l’extérieur. Le 5 avril 2013, Tepco a découvert la fuite majeure des eaux hautement contaminées du N°2. Ils étaient en train de transvaser cette eau dans le N°1 mais le réservoir de destination se révèle fuir aussi.
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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.