40 percent of all exhaust filters of contaminated water processing system breached, wider range investigation revealed

Photo : One of the blasted exhaust filters of ALPS (Advanced Liquid Processing System)


Following up this article : Most of the exhaust filters found breached in contaminated water processing system [URL]

As a result of the investigation for the wider range of the exhaust filters, 32 out of 76 filters have been confirmed to be breached, Tepco announced on the 27th of September, 2021.

As of the 21st of September, 2021, 29 filters were found breached and Tepco was conducting the additional inspection.

The cause of the filter damages still hasn’t been identified. The total number of damaged filters is estimated to grow as there are still 200 more systems to be inspected.



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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.


October 2021