Drain pipes got clogged due to dry ice project for frozen water wall

Dry ice ended up clogging the drain pipes, according to Tepco.

In order to freeze the unfreezable frozen wall, Tepco has been putting ice and dry ice into the underground trench. (cf, Tepco to increase ice volume to freeze frozen wall from 15t to 27t per day. [URL])


On 8/11/2014, Tepco announced the dry ice (1 t) clogged the drain pipes accidentally on 8/7/2014 and they stopped putting additional dry ice.

They have also put 222 t of ice but the “frozen” wall is not frozen yet.





You read this now because we’ve been surviving until today.


Français :

Tuyaux d’évacuation bouchés par la glace sèche pour le mur congelé


Selon Tepco, la glace sèche a fini par boucher les canalisations.

Pour congeler l’incongelable mur congelé, Tepco a déversé de la glace et de la glace sèche dans la tranchée souterraine. (cf. Tepco va augmenter de 15 à 27 t par jour le volume de glace déversé pour congeler le mur congelé)

Le 11 août 2014, Tepco déclare que la glace sèche (1 tonne) a accidentellement bouché les tuyaux le 7 août et qu’ils ont arrêté de mettre de la glace depuis. Ils y ont aussi mis 222 tonnes de glace mais le mur “congelé” n’est toujours pas congelé.


Vous pouvez lire ceci parce que nous avons survécu jusqu’à aujourd’hui.

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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.


August 2014