Tepco dropped water level gauge into groundwater observation hole / “Can’t measure the water level there anymore”

The contaminated water meets groundwater in Fukushima plant area, and it’s leaking to the sea.

In order to stop the flow, Tepco is building the impervious wall on the seaside of reactor3 like other reactors.

Because the groundwater level rises by stopped flowing to the sea, they measure the groundwater level in two observation holes.

However they announced they dropped one of the two groundwater level gauges into the hole, so they can’t publish the rising groundwater level data anymore in the press conference of 9/30/2013.

The cause of “dropping the gauge into the hole” wasn’t explained. They didn’t mentioned alternative measuring way either.






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Français :

Tepco laisse tomber la jauge de niveau d’eau dans un trou d’observation des eaux souterraines : “On ne pourra plus le relever désormais


Dans le domaine de la centrale de Fukushima, les eaux extrêmement radioactives se mêlent aux eaux souterraines puis elles s’écoulent en mer.

Pour arrêter ce flot, Tepco construit un mur étanche sur le côté mer du réacteur 3 comme ils l’ont fait pour les autres réacteurs.
Ils relèvent le niveau des eaux souterraines par deux trous d’observation parce que le niveau des eaux souterraines monte quand il est empêché de rejoindre la mer.
Or, au cours de la conférence de presse du 30 septembre 2013, ils annoncent qu’ils ont fait tomber la jauge de l’un des deux forages d’observation dans le trou, alors ils ne peuvent plus publier de données sur la montée des eaux souterraines.
La raison de “la chute de la jauge dans le trou” n’a pas été donnée. Ils n’ont pas non plus proposé de moyen alternatif de mesure du niveau.


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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