[Spreading leakage] Radiation level jumped up to be 2.7 times much in the back-up reservoir
About the major leakage of highly contaminated water, Tepco finished transferring contaminated water from leaking No.3 to No.6 on 4/14. On 4/11, they had a pump leaking on transferring water from No.3 to No.6. At least 6.4 billion Bq of β nuclide leaked to the ground.
(cf, [Can’t stop leaking] 6.4 billion Bq leaked from the pump on transferring to the safer reservoir [URL])
According to Tepco, the radiation level outside of the “safe” reservoir No.6 is also increasing. The contaminated water is starting to leak everywhere.
On 4/16, the radiation level of drain hole water jumped up to be 2.7 times much as 4/14 in northeast side.
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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.