Tepco considering discharging Tritium to the Pacific

By 3/4/2016, Masuda, Fukushima plant decommissioning chief commented in the interview with a local newspaper company that they need to consider discharging the contaminated water to the Pacific.

The newspaper company is Kahoku shimpo.

Due to the high amount and the increasing speed, Tepco and the government of Japan cannot remove tritium from contaminated water. The government of Japan is to release a strategy plan by the end of this month.

Masuda said, he is aware that discharging the tritium water is one of the options after dilution.


The entire volume of tritium does not change even after dilution however it was not asked at least in the published part of the interview.






Français :

Tepco envisage de déverser son tritium dans le Pacifique


Vers le 4 mars 2016, M. Masuda, chef du démantèlement de la centrale de Fukushima, a déclaré au cours d’un interview à un journal local qu’ils doivent envisager de déverser les eaux extrêmement radioactives dans le Pacifique.

Il s’agit du journal Kahoku shimpo.
Tepco et le gouvernement japonais ne peuvent retirer le tritium des eaux extrêmement radioactives à cause de sa haute concentration et de l’augmentation croissante (ndt: des nouvelles eaux à stocker).  Le gouvernement japonais devrait publier un plan de stratégie vers la fin de ce mois.
M. Masuda a déclaré savoir que déverser ces eaux tritiées après dilution est une des solutions envisagées.
Le volume total de tritium ne change pas après dilution, fait qui n’est même pas évoqué dans la partie publiée de cet interview.


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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.


March 2016