The tank had water to 98% of capacity / Tepco “Can’t reduce due to the serious shortage of water storage”
Following up this article.. Tepco to re-interrogate 43 workers about 100 m3 overflow [URL]
The overflowed tank had contaminated water up to 98% of its capacity before the overflowing accident, according to Tepco.
The primary cause of the overflow was because additional water was lead in due to the mis-operation, however there was the background that the tank was already nearly full since before. There is a risk that even other tanks can overflow in the potential earthquakes.
In the working group of 2/24/2014, NRA (Nuclear Regulation Authority) required Tepco to reduce the water level in the tanks to 95%.
However Tepco rejected their request “because of the shortage of contaminated water storage”.
Having contaminated water endlessly increasing, Tepco is having to use even the buffer capacity of the 3% (98% – 95%).
La citerne qui a débordé était remplie à 98 % d’eau extrêmement radioactive avant l’accident, selon Tepco.
La cause principale du débordement a été un remplissage supplémentaire à cause d’une erreur opératoire, néanmoins, le contexte était que la citerne était quasiment pleine avant. Il y a même un risque que d’autres citernes débordent sur un tremblement de terre.
Au cours de la réunion de travail du 24 février 2014, la NRA (Nuclear Regulation Authority) a ordonné à Tepco de réduire à 95 % le remplissage des citernes.
Or, Tepco a rejeté leur ordre “à cause de la pénurie d’espace de stockage des eaux extrêmement radioactives.”
Tepco en vient même à utiliser l’espace tampon de 3 % (98 – 95 %) parce que les eaux extrêmement radioactives augmentent sans cesse.
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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.