New leakage : 1,700,000 Bq of All β nuclide absorbed in soil / Pressure gauge was frozen

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Tepco found the new leakage of the coolant water on 2/6/2014. In total, 1,700,000 Bq of All β nuclide (including Strontium-90) was leaked and absorbed by the ground, according to Tepco.

Tepco desalinates and circulates the coolant water for the reactors, which is significantly contaminated. The leakage occurred on the pipe.


The leakage volume was approx. 600 L. Tepco ended up removing 1 m3 of soil. They assume the differential pressure gage was frozen due to the cold weather.

The accident shows their coolant facility is still provisional and fragile, which can never last until Fukushima plant is finally decommissioned in 60~ years.




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Français :

Nouvelle fuite : 1,7 millions de Bq de radioactivité β absorbés dans le sol : la jauge à pression avait gelé
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Tepco a découvert une nouvelle fuite de liquide de refroidissement ce 6 février 2014. Au total, 1,7 millions de Bq de radioactivité β (dont le strontium 90) a fuit et a été absorbée par le sol, selon Tepco.

Tepco désalinise et fait circuler le liquide de refroidissement des réacteurs qui est extrêmement radioactif. La fuite provient d’un tuyau.

Le volume de la fuite est d’environ 600 L. Tepco a fini par retirer 1 m³ du sol. Ils considèrent que la jauge à différence de pression a gelé à cause du froid de la saison.
Cet accident montre que leurs équipements de refroidissement sont toujours provisoires et fragiles, qu’ils ne pourront pas tenir jusqu’à la fin du démantèlement de la centrale de Fukushima, dans 60 et quelques années.

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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.


February 2014