Sandbag to stop leaking contaminated water outflowed due to typhoon rain

Typhoon (MAN-YI) is approaching Japan.

It is estimated to hit Fukushima around 18:00 of 9/16/2013 (JST), but it’s already raining heavily in Fukushima plant area.

According to Tepco, the sandbags outflowed due to the heavy rain around 14:00 of 9/15/2013 (JST).

They were put in the drain nearby the tank area that experienced 300m3 of leakage in order to stop the leaked water spreading.


One day before IOC selected Tokyo as the host city of Olympic games, Tepco “cleaned” the drain and they hadn’t been publishing the radiation data in the drain until 9/12/2013.

When they disclosed the data after one week blank, the reading showed the huge jump from the past highest reading.

(cf, Tepco disclosed the drain contamination data after 1 week blank → All β rose 2.6 times much as the past highest [URL])


This is where the sandbags outflowed due to the typhoon related rain. Tepco states they completed fixing the sandbags at 15:20 of 9/15/2013.

Leaked contaminated water can be all carried to the Pacific by the Typhoon related rain.



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Français :

Les sacs de sable pour bloquer les fuites d’eau extrêmement radioactive ont été noyés sous les pluies du typhon


Un typhon (MAN-YI) s’approche du Japon.
On estime qu’il frappera Fukushima le 16 septembre 2013 vers 18:00 (JST) mais il pleut déjà beaucoup sur la centrale de Fukushima.

Selon Tepco, des sacs de sable ont été débordés ce 15 septembre 2013 vers 14:00 (JST) à cause de ses pluies.
Ils étaient entreposés dans le canal près de la zone qui a connu les 300 m³ de fuite, pour empêcher ces eaux de se répandre.

Tepco avait “nettoyé” ce canal la veille du jour où le CIO a sélectionné le Japon comme futur lieu des jeux olympiques et ils n’en ont pas publié les données de radioactivité jusqu’au 12 septembre.
Les relevés montraient un saut énorme de la radioactivité par rapport aux précédents (cf. Tepco publie les données de la contamination du canal après une semaine de silence → La radioactivité β est à 2,6 fois le record précédent)

C’est à cet endroit que les sacs ont été noyés par les pluies du typhon. Tepco affirme qu’ils ont fini de réparer/remettre des sacs de sable ce 15 septembre 2013 à 15:20.
Les eaux extrêmement radioactives peuvent être emportées dans le Pacifique par les pluies du typhon.

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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