Tepco decided to break their promise with Abe to purify all contaminated water by this April

Following up this article.. 4,200,000,000Bq of β and 10,000,000 Bq of γ nuclides leaked from ALPS again / New technology never get into operation [URL]


As Fukushima Diary has been warning, it became official that Tepco cannot purify all the contaminated water by ALPS (Advanced Liquid Processing System) by the end of March, Tepco announced on 1/23/2015.

Until last December, Tepco estimated the purify-able capacity to be 3,760 m3 / day from January for some reason. However, they admitted the actual purify-able capacity is only 55% of it.

Abe announced contaminated water is perfectly under control in order to host Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020. He made Tepco promise to purify all the contaminated water by the end of this March. However it was a baseless plan from the first place.

It is not clear if they can ever purify all the stocked contaminated water.






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Tepco décide de ne pas tenir sa promesse à Abe de purifier toutes les eaux contaminées d’ici avril


Article lié : 4,2 milliards de Bq en β et 10 millions de Bq en γ ont encore fuit de ALPS : Cette nouvelle technique n’a jamais été opérationnelle

Comme le Fukushima Diary l’avait prédit, il est devenu officiel que Tepco ne peut pas d’ici fin mars purifier toutes les eaux extrêmement radioactives avec ALPS (Advanced Liquid Processing System), Tepco l’a annoncé ce 23 janvier 2015.

Tepco a estimé jusqu’à décembre dernier que la capacité de purification serait de 3 760 m³ / jour à partir de janvier. Ils reconnaissent maintenant que la capacité de purification réelle n’en est que de 55 %.
Abe avait déclaré que les eaux extrêmement radioactives étaient totalement sous contrôle pour pouvoir héberger les jeux olympiques de 2020. Il avait fait promettre à Tepco de purifier toutes les eaux contaminées pour la fin mars 2015. C’était néanmoins et dès le départ une hypothèse de travail infondée.
On ne sait même pas s’ils pourront purifier toutes les eaux extrêmement radioactives qu’ils ont stockées.


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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.


January 2015