[300m3 leakage] Tepco “Radiation proof of the tank sealing material has never been tested”

In the press conference of 8/23/2013, Tepco stated they have never tested the radiation proof of the sealing material of the flange type tanks.

3 tanks have leaked contaminated water so far. These tanks are called “flange type”. They have rubber sealing instead of welding, which can leak from the flange parts.

There are at least 300 tanks of the same type in Fukushima nuclear plant and each tank contains 1,000 tones of contaminated water.

If the sealing part was deteriorated due to the extremely high level of radiation, nearly 300 of other tanks of the same type may also leak too.






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[Fuite de 300 m³] Tepco : “La résistance à la radioactivité des matériaux d’étanchéité des citernes n’a jamais été testée”


Au cours de la conférence de presse du 23 août 2013, Tepco a affirmé qu’ils n’avaient jamais testé la résistance à la radioactivité des matériaux d’étanchéité des citernes à collerette.

Pour l’instant 3 citernes ont fuit leurs eaux extrêmement radioactives. Ces citernes sont dites “de type à collerette”. Elles sont tenues par des joints plutôt que des soudures, ce qui permet des fuites par ces joints.
Il u a au moins 300 citernes de ce type dans la centrale nucléaire de Fukushima et chacune contient 1 000 tonnes d’eau extrêmement radioactive.
Si les joints sont détériores par cette radioactivité extrême, les environ 300 autres citernes du même type devraient se mettre à fuir aussi.


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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.


August 2013