Tepco “Leakable type of tank costs tens of million yen to build”

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In the press conference of 9/18/2013, Tepco announced one tank of the flange type costs tens of million yen to build.

The tank that experienced 300m3 leakage is called “flange type”. It’s quicker to build, but it can easily leak the contaminated water because it’s not welded. However, the specific leaking point hasn’t even been identified. There are 350 tanks of this type in Fukushima nuclear plant.

Tepco commented they can’t reveal the detailed costs of building a flange type tank.





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Français :

Tepco : “La construction des citernes du type qui fuit coûte dix million de yens”


Article lié : Tepco : “Il faut 2 mois pour monter une citerne soudée”

Au cours de la conférence de presse du 18 septembre 2013, le porte-parole de Tepco a déclaré que la construction d’une citerne de type torique coûte dix millions de yens.

La citerne qui a laissé fuite les 300 m³ est dite “de type torique”. Elles sont plus rapides à monter mais fuient facilement leur eaux extrêmement radioactives parce qu’elles ne sont pas soudées. Les endroits précis des fuites n’ont néanmoins pas été établis. Il y a 350 citernes de ce type dans la centrale nucléaire de Fukushima.
Tepco a déclaré qu’ils ne peuvent pas révéler le détail des coûts de construction d’une citerne de type torique.


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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