[Column] Is Japan discharging contaminated water or can’t stop the leakage ?

There’s a huge difference between discharge and leakage.

However when it comes to Fukushima contamination to the Pacific, the border becomes quite blur.


I think this is because even the press is not familiar to the situation because they haven’t been closely following Fukushima situation.


Not to mention, discharge is way less serious than leakage.

They can stop discharge but leakage cannot be stopped by someone’s will maybe.


The reality is “It’s leakage”.


(They might be discharging some part but in the meaning that they can’t stop the volume of water increasing, it’s the same.)


Fukushima plant is now the machine to automatically produce 1,000 tones of contaminated water every single day.

Only less than half is collected and stocked by Tepco. The rests are flowing to the sea.

Now they consider three countermeasures.

1. Purify and discharge it.

2. Build the wall on the mountain side to lessen the total volume of groundwater.

3. Build the wall around the buildings to make it manageable.


This week Japanese government stated they consider spending national budget on 3.


Some people say they should have done it sooner.

More and more people are expecting the government to take care of Fukushima decommissioning.


However, the problem is not who to do it. It’s how to do it.


So, how much money do they need in total ? How many workers do they need in total ?

There’s not answer for these questions.


Why ? Because there is NO TECHNOLOGY to do it.


Human beings don’t have any technology to decommission Fukushima. This is the true problem.


Even the 3 is the case with no examples. There are numerous pipes, trenches and structures surrounding the buildings as well.

If they fail like they failed in the impervious wall on the coastal line, it would cause a flood around the buildings where they can’t stop groundwater flowing in also.


The things must be done are below,

1. Move ordinary citizens to the safer place.

2. Investigate what is going on in Fukushima / How bad it is and define what technology is needed.

3. Invest into building the circumstances where the international world can develop all kinds of technology.


Some people say they just liked money too much so they didn’t want to spend enough on decommissioning.

However, if they spend more on the wrong countermeasures, it would cause further catastrophe. and governmental body is likely to do it. First of all, more money should be spent on the plant investigation. We shall learn from from the fiasco of the impervious wall on the coastal line.

We shall use whatever is useful, and focus on developing the technology and minimize the number of the victims.



Truth is not truth because everyone believes in it. It’s the truth because it’s consistent and can’t be rebutted.


Français :

[Édito] Le Japon déverse-t-il les eaux extrêmement radioactives ou bien ne peut-il stopper la fuite ?


Il y a une énorme différence entre déverser et fuir.
La frontière devient néanmoins plutôt floue quand il s’agit de la contamination du Pacifique par Fukushima.

Je pense que c’est parce que même la presse ne connaît plus la situation à Fukushima de ne pas l’avoir suivie de près.

Il va sans dire que des déversements sont moins graves qu’une fuite.
Ils peuvent arrêter de déverser mais ils ne peuvent pas arrêter une telle fuite, à la demande de quelqu’un d’autre.

La réalité est que “c’est une fuite”.
(Ils ont pu en déverser mais vu qu’ils ne peuvent arrêter l’augmentation du volume des eaux, c’est pareil.)

La centrale de Fukushima est maintenant une machine à produire automatiquement chaque jour 1 000 tonnes d’eaux extrêmement radioactives.
Tepco n’en récupère et stocke que moins de la moitié. Le reste part à la mer.

Actuellement , ils envisagent trois solutions :
1. Les purifier et les déverser.
2. Construire un mur côté mer pour diminuer le volume total des eaux souterraines.
3. Construire un mur autour des bâtiments pour que ce soit gérable.

Le gouvernement japonais a affirmé cette semaine qu’ils envisagent de consacrer une partie du budget national sur la solution 3.

Certains disent qu’ils auraient du le faire plus tôt.
De plus en plus de gens attendent du gouvernement qu’il se préoccupe vraiment du démantèlement de Fukushima.

Le problème n’est cependant pas de savoir qui le fait mais de comment faire.

Donc, de combien d’argent ont-ils besoin au total ? Combien de travailleurs au total ?
Il n’y a pas de réponse à ces questions.

Pourquoi ? Parce que il n’existe PAS DE TECHNIQUE pour le faire.

Les humains ne disposent d’aucune technique pour démanteler Fukushima. C’est le vrai problème.

Même ces 3 solutions en question n’ont aucun antécédent. On a aussi beaucoup de tuyauteries, tranchées et structures autour des bâtiments.
S’ils se plantent comme ils se sont plantés avec le mur étanche le long du rivage, ils vont provoquer une inondation autour des bâtiments et ils ne pourront plus empêcher les eaux souterraines de tout inonder aussi.

Les choses à faire sont les suivantes :
1. Éloigner les habitants ordinaires dans des endroits plus sûrs.
2. Faire un état des lieux de ce qui se passe à Fukushima : A quel point c’est mauvais et définir de quelles techniques on a besoin.
3. Investir dans l’élaboration de contextes dans lesquels la communauté internationale peut concevoir toutes sortes de techniques.

Certains disent qu’ils étaient trop cupides pour dépenser assez dans le démantèlement.
Cependant, s’ils en dépensent plus dans de mauvaises solutions ils vont provoquer d’autres catastrophes, et le corps de l’état en est parfaitement capable. Avant tout, on devrait dépenser plus d’argent dans cet état des lieux. On devrait tirer les leçon du fiasco du mur étanche le long du rivage.
On devrait utiliser toute ce qui est utile, se concentrer sur la création de techniques et minimiser le nombre de victimes.

Ce n’est pas la vérité parce que tout le monde y croit. C’est la vérité parce que c’est cohérent et irréfutable.

  1. Thanks for continuing to publish your website. Discovered it the other day. Trying to educate myself about Fukushima. So many people (like myself) thought it was over.

  2. Another TEPCO marketing ‘solution’ for a public health and environmental nightmare.

    Pumping uses (lots of) electrical power, as does ground freezing.

    An up-slope (underground) dam does NOT use electricity.

    TEPCO & Japan continue to deliberately INCREASE electrical power usage. Thus TEPCO & Japan continue to try and FORCE restart of reactors.

    Such deliberate actions are transparently ‘good for business’. They are however bad for Japan, Japanese People, the Pacific Ocean and neighboring nations.


    Bill Duff

  3. I thought there is ‘only’ 300 tons of contaminated water per day that leaks in the sea…This is getting from worst nightmare to unimaginable. How is the Greenpeace involved? Is there anyone in Japan that would go and test how far sea is contaminated already?

  4. Apparently, their wall is working except it is only one wall. They need three more to create an underground box around the reactors.

    The almost completed wall has water going over it and around it. Noboby has said water leaks through it.

    If they ever get underground walls aournd the Units then they must keep the water table at a level where it doesn’t blow out the walls.It will be much easier to manage a small area instead of the entire countyside and ocean waters.

    Anyone have a better idea?

  5. My reading of it – and I believe events prove me right – is that the ‘leakage’ has, from the very early days, (since “megafloat” made its way to Fukushima Diichi NPP) always been the plan simply because to properly (in as much as any nuclar waste generating facility can be) decommission a multiple meltdow simply isn’t financially possible.
    I believe they envisage leakage & discharge via dilution as their ‘solution’.

  6. i thought this was a 1Q becquerel reading of radioactive contamination.. or maybe it is. i dont blame humans anymore.. i blame the whole FFFFing PLANET!!

    HONG KONG (CNNMoney)
    Talk about a lot of zeros.

    Japan’s finance ministry released data Friday showing that the country’s debt burden has topped 1 quadrillion yen for the first time.

    Yes, more than 1 quadrillion. If you want to get specific, Japan’s central government debt at the end of June was 1,008,628,100,000,000 yen.

    Here’s another way to write that: 1,008.6 trillion yen. In U.S. dollars, it’s $10.5 trillion.

    While one quadrillion is largely a symbolic level, the eye-popping number underscores a real challenge for Japan, which has more debt as a percentage of GDP than any other developed nation.

    Tokyo has now issued 830 trillion yen in government bonds, and the country’s revenue collection has never kept pace. Japan’s gross public debt is projected to hit 230% of GDP by 2014 after years of sustained deficits.

    Japan has increased borrowing this year to spend more on the country’s infrastructure as part of an ambitious program of economic stimulus aimed at ending decades of stagnation and falling prices.

    The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has cautioned that Japan must do more to arrest rising debt. “Stopping and reversing the rise in the debt-to-GDP ratio is crucial,” the organization has said.

    It’s the same story at the IMF: “Japan needs more ambitious plans to bring down debt, plus structural reforms to shift the economy into higher gear,” IMF managing director Christine Lagarde said earlier this year.

    Related story: Even Abenomics can’t ignore Japan debt

    Some help might be on the way, at least from next year.

    The government is planning to double consumption tax to 10% by 2015. Paid by consumers when they buy goods or services, the tax will be increased in two stages, rising first to 8% in April 2014.

    Related story: Japan’s tough choice on tax hike

    The country’s leaders face a tough choice over how, or even whether, to implement the unpopular measure that could take a bite out of growth just as a bold economic stimulus plan appears to be bearing fruit.

    Should the government follow through with the tax hike, it would help raise revenue and prove that Japan is committed to fiscal reforms. But the measure, as planned, would also slow the economy. To top of page

    First Published: August 9, 2013: 3:51 AM ET

  7. What I really hate about Tepco and the government of Japan is the secrecy. They know they screwed big time, with not-even-known effects on maybe all of us. Yet they continue to assure us everything is under control.

    What I would do if I were them: I’d explain the situation and ask for help. There are lots of scientists on this planet that could help. And not only science people, also regular people might have great ideas.

    If things are just as serious as we suspect (and read, thanks to this blog) them to be, then it’s unprecented and affecting us all, whether we live in USA, Europe or Asia.

    I hate to think about this Fukushima mess as a payback to the world for Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Can’t stop thinking though.

  8. Mochizuki,

    I was doing some research on organite – a material that can neutralize electomanetic frequencies (EMF) that is found in massive amounts in wifi devices, computers, electrical power grids. And EMF is not good for one’s health.

    I found this video below by Ken Rohla indicates that nuclear radiation can be neutralized.
    Interesting. I still have to follow up on this but you may may want to see if anyone in Japan has hooked up to this – maybe some nonprofit anti nuke women’s organizations. If not, they may want to follow up on this environmental technology to eliminate radiation.

    Ken Rohla’s lecture: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yxTotA604M (Preview)

    From The Project Avalon Forum
    Ken Rohla’s discussion seems similar Keshe’s physics theory.

    I have already contacted news organizations in Japan.

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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