[ALPS shut-down] Tepco has already transferred 2,500 t of unpurified water to 21 clean tanks

Following up this article.. Multiple nuclide removing system practically in a shutdown state / Not purifying All β nuclides [URL]


The broken multiple nuclide system ALPS (Advanced Liquid Processing System) had already “processed” 2,500 tonnes of contaminated water, according to Tepco.

The water still contains 10,000,000,000 Bq/m3 of All β nuclides, which is 100,000 times much as the design value. Tepco announced the main contamination would be Strontium-90.

The cause of the trouble hasn’t been identified, but the “processed” water remains still highly radioactive. This 2,500 tonnes of contaminated water was already transferred to 21 tanks. These tanks were supposed to stock relatively clean water.

The capacity of each tank is 1,000 tonnes. Those 21 tanks were 70% full and connected to each other when Tepco noticed the system problem of ALPS. They haven’t investigated how much the contamination spread among those tanks to ruin their own water storage strategy.






Downplay it in the beginning, and quietly add more information so nobody notices it. All for not letting the cattle escape. This is their strategy.


Français :

[Arrêt de ALPS] Tepco a déjà transvasé 2 500 T d’eau non-purifiée dans 21 citernes propres


Article lié : Le système ALPS de filtrage multi-nucléides est quasiment à l’arrêt : Il ne filtre plus la radioactivité β

Le Système multi-nucléide ALPS (Advanced Liquid Processing System) en panne avait déjà “traité” 2 500 tonnes d’eau extrêmement radioactive, selon Tepco.
Ces eaux sont toujours à 10 000 000 000 (10 milliards de) Bq/m³ de radioactivité β, soit 100 000 fois la valeur prévue. Tepco déclare que le gros de cette radioactivité devrait être du strontium 90.
La cause du problème n’a pas été identifiée et les eaux “traitées” sont toujours extrêmement radioactives. Ces 2 500 tonnes d’eau extrêmement radioactives ont déjà été transvasées dans 21 citernes. Ces citernes étaient supposées stocker des eaux relativement peu radioactives.
La capacité de chaque citerne est de 1 000 tonnes. Ces 21 citernes étaient pleines à 70% et reliées entre elles lorsque Tepco s’est rendu compte du problème avec le système ALPS. Ils n’ont pas évalué quelle quantité de cette forte radioactivité s’est répartie dans ces citernes pour massacrer leur propre stratégie de stockage des eaux extrêmement radioactives.


Le minimiser au début et ajouter tranquillement de nouvelles information pour que personne ne le remarque. Tout pour que le troupeau ne s’échappe pas. C’est leur stratégie.

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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.


March 2014