650,000 Bq/m3 of all β detected from groundwater around leaking tank / Leaked water possibly reached groundwater

About 300m3 leakage, Tepco measured 650,000 Bq/m3 of all β (including Strontium-90) in the groundwater beside the leakage area according to Tepco.

In order to check if the leaked water reached groundwater, Tepco made 5 observation holes around the leakage area and analyzed the groundwater.

650,000 Bq/m3 of all β was detected from one of the borings, which strongly suggests the possibility that the leaked water was already mixed with the groundwater. This boring is located on the opposite side of where the leaked water is assumed to have flowed.

A part of the leaked water is likely to have flowed to the Pacific, but also another part sank underground and was possibly mixed with groundwater. (cf, [Photo] Leaking tank drain goes to outside of Fukushima plant port [URL])

The analysis results of other 4 borings haven’t been published.





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Français :

Sous la citerne, 650 000 Bq/m³ de rayonnement β dans les eaux souterraines : La fuite les a atteintes


Selon Tepco et concernant la fuite des 300 m³, ils ont relevé 650 000 Bq/m³ de rayonnement β (donc strontium 90 aussi) dans les eaux souterraines proches de la fuite.

Tepco avait creusé 5 trous d’observation autour de l’endroit de la fuite et analysé les eaux souterraines pour voir si la fuite les avait rejointes.
Ils ont relevé 650 000 Bq/m³ de rayonnement β dans l’un des forages, ce qui montre que la fuite s’était probablement déjà mélangée aux eaux souterraines. Ce forage est à l’opposé de la zone dans laquelle la fuite est supposée s’être écoulée.
Une partie de la fuite a dû rejoindre le Pacifique mais une autre a traversé le sol et s’est déjà mélangée aux eaux de la nappe. (cf. [Photo] Le canal d’évacuation de la citerne débouche en dehors du port de la centrale de Fukushima)
Les résultats des analyses des 4 autres forages n’ont pas été publiés.


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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.


September 2013