ALPS stopped again / System shut down 3 times in 10 days

Following up this article.. [ALPS] Entire system shut down → Reboot → New leakage → Shut down again [URL]


One of the systems in multiple nuclide removing system ALPS (Advanced Liquid Processing System) stopped again, according to Tepco. This is the 3rd system shut down within 10 days.

2 of the 3 systems were in operation, but 1 of the 2 has stopped.


Tepco states a filter has the trouble to let the slurry go through.

Tepco is planning to process 1,960 tonnes of contaminated water / day by the end of this year, however it hasn’t been in the full operation since they started the hot test last Spring.



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 :

ALPS encore arrêté : le système a été arrêté 3 fois en 10 jours


Article lié : [ALPS] Arrêt complet → Redémarrage → Nouvelle fuite → Nouvel arrêt

Selon Tepco, une des chaînes de traitement du système de filtration multi-nucléides ALPS (Advanced Liquid Processing System) a encore été arrêtée.  C’est le 3e arrêt de ce type en 10 jours.
2 des 3 systèmes étaient encore opérationnels mais l’un des deux a été arrêté.

Tepco affirme qu’un filtre a laissé passer ses boues de filtrage.
Tepco prévoit de traiter 1 960 tonnes d’eau extrêmement radioactive par jour d’ici la fin de l’année, ALPS n’a néanmoins jamais été entièrement opérationnel depuis leurs essais à chaud du printemps dernier.

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