[Direct leakage of coolant water ?] High level of radiation in groundwater beside reactor2 building

According to Tepco, significant level of radioactive material was detected in the groundwater beside reactor2.

Groundwater is highly contaminated on the seaside of the buildings. However, this measurement point is on the mountain side of reactor2 building, which suggests the possibility that the coolant water is directly leaking from the reactor building to underground.

The readings ware 970 Bq/m3 of Cs-137, 36,000 Bq/m3 of all β (including Strontium-90) and 31,000 Bq/m3 of Tritium.

Tepco admitted the Cs-137 and all β readings are approx. 10 times much as the bypass water, which are further from the buildings.

However, they claim this is due to the fallout.






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[Fuite directe d’eau de refroidissement ?] Haute radioactivité des eaux souterraines du réacteur 2


Selon Tepco, un niveau grave de radioactivité a été relevée dans les eaux souterraines proches du bâtiment du réacteur 2.

Les eaux souterraines sont gravement contaminées sur le côté mer des bâtiments mais ce point de mesure est du côté montagne du bâtiment du réacteur 2, ce qui laisse penser qu’il est possible que le liquide de refroidissement de ce bâtiment fuit directement dans le sous-sol.

Les relevés engrangent 970 Bq/m³ de Cs 137, 36 000 Bq/m³ de β-nucléides (dont le strontium 90) et 31 000 Bq/m³ de tritium.
Tepco a reconnu que les relevés en Cs 137 et β sont environ 10 fois plus élevés que dans les eaux de dérivation, laquelle est plus éloignée des bâtiments.
Or, ils prétendent que c’est à cause des retombées.


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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