[New leakage] Every time it rains heavily, 1,400 tonnes of contaminated water is added to the tanks

Following up this article.. [New leakage] Contaminated water flowed to the Pacific outside of the port / Radiation level still under analysis [URL]


According to Tepco, every time it rains heavily like this time, approx. 1,400 tonnes of rainwater turns to be contaminated water to be transferred to the tanks.

They are surrounding the tank areas by “local dams”. Rainwater is retained in the dams, but because the area is already contaminated, the rainwater immediately turns to be contaminated water. The severely contaminated water must be moved to the tanks.


Currently the tanks are nearly full. It is not know how many more rains it can last.

Other tanks can also leak like this time Tepco stated.






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Français :

[Nouvelle fuite] Chaque fois qu’il pleut beaucoup, 1 400 tonnes d’eau extrêmement radioactive s’ajoutent aux citernes


Article lié : [Nouvelle fuite] L’eau extrêmement radioactive est partie dans le Pacifique en dehors du port / analyses en cours

Selon Tepco, chaque fois qu’il pleut beaucoup comme en ce moment, 1 400 tonnes d’eau de pluie sont contaminées et transvasées dans les citernes.
Ils entourent les zones de citernes de “barrages locaux”. Les eaux de pluie y sont retenues mais elles sont immédiatement contaminées parce que la zone est déjà extrêmement radioactive. Ces eaux extrêmement radioactives doivent être mises dans les citernes.

Les citernes sont actuellement pratiquement pleines. On ne sait pas combien d’autres pluies elles peuvent encaisser.
Tepco a affirmé que les autres citernes peuvent aussi fuir comme cette fois-ci.


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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.


October 2013