Tepco plans to transfer contaminated water to suppression pool of reactor5 and 6 in emergency

As to the major leakage of highly contaminated water, Tepco is planning to transfer 23,600 tones of water to the tanks.

However, those tanks don’t exist yet. Because they have to build the tanks, the water leakage won’t be fixed until June.

(cf, Major leakage can’t be fixed until early June [URL])

On 4/15/2013, Tepco announced they would transfer water to the suppression pools of reactor5 and 6 in case of emergency.

Suppression chamber is one of the major coolant systems of the reactor.

The reservoirs stock concentrated radioactive salt water. It would seriously damage the suppression chambers as well.

The suppression chambers must have had coolant water inside. It is not announced where the water was moved.



Tepco plans to transfer contaminated water to suppression pool of reactor5 and 6 for emergency





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Tepco prépare le transvasement en urgence de l’eau extrêmement radioactive dans la salle en surpression des réacteurs 5 et 6


Concernant les fuites d’eaux extrêmement radioactives, Tepco prépare le transvasement de 23 600 tonnes d’eau dans les citernes.

Cependant, ces citernes n’existent pas encore. Les fuites ne seront pas arrêtées avant début juin parce qu’ils doivent monter ces citernes. (cf. La fuite majeure ne peut pas être réparée avant début juin)

Le 15 avril 2013, Tepco annonce qu’ils devraient transvaser en urgence l’eau dans les piscines en surpression des réacteurs  5 et 6.
La chambre en surpression est un des systèmes les plus importants pour le refroidissement d’un réacteur.
Les réservoirs stockent de l’eau hautement radioactive et salée. Elle devrait aussi gravement endommager la chambre en surpression.
Les chambres en surpression doivent contenir de l’eau de refroidissement. Ils ne disent pas où cette eau a été déplacée.

Tepco prépare le transvasement en urgence de l'eau extrêmement radioactive dans la salle en surpression des réacteurs 5 et 6

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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