Tepco “We don’t think contamination reached the groundwater bypass wells”

Since the contaminated water tank experienced 300m3 leakage, high level of radioactive water Tritium has been measured in groundwater taken near the groundwater bypass wells. Tepco plans to discharge the pumped up water from those wells without filtration.

(cf, [Tritium spread] 310,000 Bq/m3 of Tritium detected in the forest of downstream from 300m3 leakage tank [URL])

Regardless of the radiation measurements beside the wells, Tepco’s vice president Aizawa stated they still don’t think radioactive material reached groundwater bypass wells on 9/25/2013.

He commented when they detect high level of radioactive material from groundwater bypass well, they would have to take countermeasures. However none of the details about the countermeasures were announced.





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Français :

Tepco : “Nous ne pensons pas que la contamination ait atteint les puits de dérivation des eaux souterraines”


Depuis la fuite des 300 m³ de la citerne, une radioactivité en tritium élevée a été relevée dans les puits de dérivation des eaux souterraines. Tepco prévoit de déverser les eaux pompées de ces puits directement en mer sans filtration préalable. (cf. [Diffusion du tritium] 310 000 Bq/m³ de tritium dans le bois en aval de la citerne de la fuite des 300 m³)

Regardless of the radiation measurements beside the wells, M. Aizawa, le vice président de Tepco,  a affirmé le 25 septembre 2013 qu’ils ne pensent toujours pas que la radioactivité ait atteint les eaux souterraines des puits de dérivation.
Il l’a déclaré que s’ils relevaient une forte radioactivité dans les puits de dérivation alors ils prendraient des mesures. Or, aucun détail n’a encore été donné sur ces mesures.


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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