Tepco reported the fact of sea contamination to Nuclear Regulation Authority before announcing to public
Following up this article..[Breaking] Tepco officially admitted seawater comes up and down to the Fukushima nuclear plant area [URL]
According to Tepco, they submitted the data to admit the contaminated groundwater is flowing to the sea for Nuclear Regulation Authority on 7/18/2013 before they announced to public. Tepco admitted it in the press conference of 7/22/2013.
The data is about the water level of the borings. They found the groundwater level and seawater level are in sync by the data so that it was proven to be flowing to the sea.
In the press conference of 7/18/2013, Tepco was stating they didn’t know if such data exist.
For the reason why they didn’t admit it by 7/22/2013, Tepco commented it has nothing to do with the House of Councillors election
(cf, Media “Didn’t you wait for election to end for admitting the sea contamination ?” → Tepco “Obviously No” [URL 2])
Selon Tepco, ils ont remis les données reconnaissant que les eaux souterraines contaminées s’écoulent en mer le 18 juillet 2013 à la NRA (Nuclear Regulation Authority) avant de l’annoncer publiquement. Tepco l’a reconnu au cours de la conférence de presse du 22 juillet 2013.
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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.