Tepco admitted the possibility of the direct leakage of coolant water to the ground

In the press conference of 8/23/2013, Tepco’s spokesman commented they suspect the coolant water of turbine buildings may be directly leaking to the ground.

The radiation level of the groundwater is not decreasing. Tepco has been insisting it’s from the retained water of underground trench.

This is the first time that Tepco mentioned the possibility of the direct leakage of the coolant water.

Because the radiation density of coolant water is significantly high and it keeps being provided, this “potential” direct leakage is way more crucial for the groundwater contamination.

No detailed data was published.




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Tepco reconnaît la possibilité d’une fuite directe des eaux de refroidissement dans le sol


Au cours de la conférence de presse du 23 août 2013, le porte-parole de Tepco a déclaré qu’ils suspectent les eaux de refroidissement du bâtiment de la turbine de s’écouler directement dans le sol.

Le nivrau de radioactivité des eaux souterraines ne diminue pas. Tepco a beaucoup insisté pour dire que ça vient des eaux piégées dans les tranchées souterraines .
C’est la première fois que Tepco mentionne la possibilité d’une fuite directe des eaux de refroidissement.
Cette “possible” fuite directe est bien plus cruciale pour la contamination des eaux souterraines parce que la radioactivité du système de refroidissement est extrêmement élevée et qu’il est toujours réalimenté.

Aucune donnée détaillée n’en a été publiée.


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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