Tepco considers using aquifer in great deep for contaminated water storage

On 5/30/2013, the committee of experts suggested Tepco an idea of using the aquifer of great deep for increasing contaminated water storage.

400 tones of ground water flows into the plant on the daily basis. Having contaminated water continuously increasing, Tepco is forced to find a new water storage.

The committee of experts suggested to use aquifer of great deep or build a storage facility in great deep, so the radiation from the retained water doesn’t reach above the ground. They emphasized the importance of investigating the proper geologic stratum and the potential construction period.




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Tepco envisage d’utiliser un aquifère à grande profondeur pour stocker les eaux extrêmement radioactives


Le 20 mai 2013, le comité d’experts a suggéré à Tepco l’idée d’utiliser un aquifère de grande profondeur pour le stockage en continuelle augmentation des eaux extrêmement radioactives.

400 tonnes d’eaux souterraines inondent la centrale tous les jours. La quantité d’eaux contaminées augmentant tous les jours, Tepco est obligé de trouver un nouvel espace de stockage de ces eaux.
Le comité d’experts a suggéré d’utiliser un aquifère de grande profondeur ou de construire un espace de stockage à grande profondeur pour que la radioactivité des eaux stockées ne puisse pas revenir en surface. Ils ont insisté sur l’importance de rechercher une strate géologique adaptée et le moment de sa construction.


Articles liés :
* Tepco envisage de congeler le sol sur 1 400 m pour empêcher l’eau d’inonder la centrale
* Tepco envisage de noyer la salle du tore dans du béton pour arrêter l’infiltration des eaux souterraines

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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.


June 2013