Tepco to start pumping up the rising groundwater from 8/9/2013 / Only one pump in 3,200 m2 area

In the press conference of 8/7/2013, Tepco announced they are going to start pumping up the rising groundwater from 8/9/2013.

The location is on the seaside of reactor2. They are going to start installation from 8/7/2013.

The pumped up water (0.18 m3/min) will be sent back to the trench shaft in the south of the pump. However, contaminated water is already accumulated in the trench, and it’s also beside the coastal line.

The area is approximately 3,200m2. It is assumed that all the groundwater can’t be managed only by one pump.

Tepco plans to install well points (4.6m deep) from North to South at every 2m from next week.





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Français :

Tepco va commencer le 9 août 2013 son pompage des eaux souterraines : Une seule pompe pour 3 200 m²


Au cours de la conférence de presse du 7 août 2013, Tepco a annoncé qu’ils allaient commencer à pomper les eaux souterraines qui montent à partir du 9 août 2013.

Ce sera côté mer du réacteur 2. Ils commencent les installations le  7 août 2013.
Les eaux pompées (0,18 m³/min) seront remises dans la hampe de la tranchée au sud de la pompe. Les eaux extrêmement radioactives sont cependant déjà accumulées dans cette tranchée qui est, elle aussi à côté du rivage.
La zone fait environ 3 200m². On suppose que toutes les eaux souterraines ne peuvent pas être gérées avec une seule pompe.
Tepco prévoie de creuser des puits (de 4,6 m de profondeur) du nord au sud et tous les 2 m à partir de la semaine prochaine.


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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