Another system of ALPS suspended again / Only one week since last suspension

Following up this article.. The multiple nuclide removing system (ALPS) suspended again [URL]


On 3/6/2014, another system of the multiple nuclide removing system, ALPS (Advanced Liquid Processing System) stopped for malfunctioning.

ALPS has 3 independent systems. One of them was suspended last week, and another system was suspended again.


According to Tepco, a booster pump got overloaded due to their mis-operation. Tepco wasn’t aware that the operation of theirs would cause the pump overloaded.


Since they started the test operation of ALPS last Spring, it hasn’t worked without intermission of the troubles.



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.


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Une autre partie du système ALPS à nouveau arrêtée : une semaine seulement depuis le dernier arrêt


Article lié : Le système de filtration multi-nucléide ALPS encore arrêté

Le 6 mars 2014, une autre partie du système de filtrage multi-nucléide ALPS (Advanced Liquid Processing System) a été arrêté pour dysfonctionnement.
ALPS est constitué de 3 systèmes indépendants. Un a été arrêté la semaine dernière et un autre l’est maintenant aussi.

Selon Tepco, une pompe auxiliaire est passée en surcharge à cause de leur erreur opératoire. Tepco n’était pas au courant que l’opération qu’ils voulaient mener allait la mettre en surcharge.

Depuis qu’ils ont lancé les opérations de mise à l’épreuve de ALPS au printemps dernier, il n’a jamais fonctionné que par intermittence à cause de problèmes.

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