“Tepco admitted they can’t purify all the contaminated water as planned.”

August 04, 2014 at 04:53PM

Tepco and Japanese prime minister Abe planned to purify all the 470,000 t of contaminated water by next March but Tepco admitted it’s actually impossible. 4 nuclides to include Co-60 can’t be removed either other than tritium.

(This article was posted from Iori’s mobile device to prioritize the speed of informing more than accuracy. It will be followed up by the main part of Fukushima Diary shortly. I hope you to follow this for reference.)

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


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Tepco reconnaît qu’ils ne peuvent filtrer toutes les eaux extrêmement radioactives comme ils l’avaient prévu
4 août 2014 à 16:53

Tepco et le premier ministre japonais, M. Abe, avaient prévu de purifier les 470 000 tonnes d’eau extrêmement radioactive pour mars prochain mais Tepco a reconnu que c’est réellement impossible. En plus du tritium, 4 nucléides dont le cobalt 60 ne peuvent être filtrés.

(cet article a été publié via le mobile de Iori pour privilégier la vitesse d’information plus que sa précision. Ce sera bientôt suivi par un article dans la section principale du Fukushima Diary. J’espère que vous suivrez ceci pour vous y référer.)

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

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    Armed men from the self-declared Donetsk People’s Republic seized Anton Skiba outside a hotel Tuesday in the rebel-controlled city of Donetsk. An official with the self-declared Donetsk People’s Republic initially accused Skiba of “terrorism” and of posting cash rewards for the killing of rebel fighters on his Facebook page. Later the official dropped the accusation about the Facebook posts and said Skiba was being questioned for having multiple forms of identification with different surnames. On Wednesday, another high-ranking separatist official told CNN that Skiba admitted to being a “Ukrainian agent.” CNN initially chose not to report on Skiba’s detention while making efforts to secure his release.

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  2. Journalists in Japan face threats 3 years after Fukushima

    Committee to Protect Journalists, Blog | Japan By Joanna Chiu/CPJ Contributor http ://www.cpj.org/blog/2014/04/journalists-in-japan-face-threats-3-years-after-fu.php#more

    Commercial interests also influence reporting on nuclear issues. During the past four decades, nine of Japan’s top utility companies spent a combined 2.4 trillion yen (US$27.6 billion) to purchase media advertising to promote nuclear power, according to an investigation by the national bilingual newspaper Asahi Shimbun. Utility companies remain one of the top sources of advertising income for mainstream media, according to reports. In one case described by the Center for Public Integrity, electric companies forced an undisclosed television station to cut off an interview with nuclear skeptic Taro Kono by threatening to withdraw their advertising.

    Michael Penn, chair of the Freedom of the Press Committee of the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan, said some freelancers reporting on Fukushima face legal repercussions. “It seems that companies have chosen to go after individual reporters instead of the media organizations they work for, perhaps in order to intimidate them and send a message to other journalists,” he told CPJ. Penn was referring to a libel suit that one of Japan’s most powerful nuclear industry figures brought against freelance journalist Minoru Tanaka in 2012 in connection with his investigative reporting on the nuclear energy industry.

    In January of this year, freelance journalist Mari Takenouchi was interrogated by police after she criticized a project by the pro-nuclear organization Ethos for encouraging people to live in areas she believed were contaminated with radioactivity. The NGO responded by making a “criminal contempt” claim against her, according to blog posts and news reports. …

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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