The new leaked tank was tilted from the beginning / Countertop had no packing material

Following up this article.. [New Leakage] 200,000,000Bq/m3 of all βdetected from leaked contaminated water / 430 L leaked [URL]


Regarding the new tank leakage, Tepco held an extraordinary press conference on 10/3/2013.

In the conference, Tepco stated the tank was tilted from the beginning.

They commented the capacity of the tank is 450 tones. 5 of 450 tones tanks were installed in the tilting area.


On 10/2/2013, Tepco pumped up the rainwater retained in the tank area due to the Typhoon again. They transferred it back to the tanks. Before their transferring, those tanks were already 97.8% full. However because of the shortage of the storage, Tepco tried to put the water up to 98.6%.

However again, because the tanks are tilted, the lowest tank had the water level almost to the top of the tank to end up causing the leakage.

Additionally, the countertop part had no packing material. It didn’t have the sufficient bolts either.



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La nouvelle citerne qui  fuit était inclinée dès le début / Le comptoir n’avait pas de joint


Article lié : [Nouvelle fuite] 200 millions de Bq/m³ en radioactivité β dans les 430 L de la dernière fuite

Tepco a tenu une conférence de presse extraordinaire le 3 octobre 2013.
Au cours de cette conférence, Tepco a affirmé que la citerne était inclinée depuis le début.
Ils ont déclaré que la capacité de la citerne est de 450 tonnes. 5 des citernes de 450 tonnes ont été montée dans la zone qui s’inclinait.
Le 2 octobre 2013, Tepco a pompé les eaux de pluie de la zone des citernes, encore un fois à cause d’un typhon. Ils les ont mises dans les citernes. Ces citernes étaient déjà pleines à 97.8% avant qu’ils transvasent. Néanmoins, à cause de la pénurie de stockage, Tepco a essayé de les remplir à 98.6%.
Cependant, parce que ces citernes sont inclinées et que les plus basses d’entre elles étaient pratiquement à ras-bord, ça a fini par déborder.
De plus, la partie en comptoir n’avait pas de joint. Il n’y avait pas non plus assez de boulons.

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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