Tepco plans to discharge pumped groundwater to the sea this coming June
Following up this article.. Fukushima fishery cooperative gave Tepco the approval to discharge bypassed groundwater to the sea [URL]
Tepco is already planning to discharge the pumped groundwater to the Pacific this coming June.
On 4/4/2014, Tepco published the report about their plan to increase the contaminated water storage. In this report, they made 4 different simulations.
In 3 of 4 simulations, Tepco assumed they can discharge the groundwater pumped up from the bypass wells this June. Tepco is supposed to explain to the local governments about the “bypass plan”, but they already expect to obtain their approval.
The pumped groundwater contains significant level of radiation as well, however it would not be filtered before discharging. (cf, [Coincidence ?] 3 highest densities of Tritium are “exactly 1,200,000 Bq/m3″ in groundwater bypass [URL 2])
Tepco programme déjà le déversement des eaux souterraines pompées dans le Pacifique à partir de juin prochain.
Le 4 avril 2014, Tepco publie un rapport sur leur planification de l’augmentation de leur espace de stockage des eaux extrêmement radioactives. Dans ce rapport, Ils font 4 différentes simulations.
Pour 3 de ces 4 simulations, Tepco a considéré qu’ils pouvaient déverser les eaux souterraines pompées des puits de dérivation à la mer dès le prochain mois de juin. Tepco est supposé expliquer son “plan de dérivation” aux élus locaux mais ils tablent déjà sur leur accord.
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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.