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Breaking news Contaminated water crisis Fukushima Plant

Radioactive contamination level jumped over 57 times outside of underground wall

Cs-134/137 and all β nuclides (including Sr-90) density showed the rapid increase in groundwater, according to Tepco. The sample was taken in the seaside of Reactor 2. Sampling date was

Contaminated water crisis

Tepco mis-measured radiation, 610 Bq/m3 of Cs-134/137 detected from bypass well water in the second test

According to Tepco, 610 Bq/m3 of Cs-134/137 was measured from bypass well water. The sampling date was 4/16/2013. Tepco was planning to discharge the water to the sea. In the

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[Spare contaminated water] 20,000m3 of highly contaminated water still retained in seawater trenches,”4.2 tera Bq/m3″

According to Tepco, there is still 15,000 ~ 20,000 m3 of extremely highly contaminated water still retained in the seawater trenches. The trenches are located in the seaside of reactor2

Contaminated water crisis Core removing struggle

Tepco considers to fill Torus room with grout to stop ground water flowing in

On 5/30/2013, Fukushima Diary reported “Tepco to consider freezing ground for 1400m to stop ground water flowing into the plant [URL]” Additionally, the committee of experts suggested Tepco to fill


[Spreading contaminated ground water] Tritium detected from 3 of 4 bypass wells

According to Tepco, radioactive water Tritium was detected in 3 of 4 bypass wells. The sampling date is 5/21/2013. When they took sample on 5/7/2013, Tritium was detected in 1

Contaminated water crisis Cover-ups

Fukushima worker “Tepco may ask IAEA or WHO for help to discharge contaminated water to the sea

Following up this article..”Fukushima worker “Tepco needs to fill PCV with water to remove molten fuel but it’s leaking from somewhere unknown” [URL]” Former Fukushima worker, Happy11311 also commented on


Tepco doesn’t know where ground water flows into, “try to dump water gauge in”

It is estimated that 400 tones of water flows into the plant everyday. On 5/24/2013, Tepco announced they are going to “install” the water gauge into reactor1~3 related buildings to

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[Major leakage] Tritium detected from 13 of 14 observation holes, “To be discharged to the sea”

Having the contaminated water keep increasing, Tepco is running out of the storage. Tepco made 7 reservoirs, but so far, Tepco has admitted 3 of them are leaking. In order

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[Endlessly increasing contaminated water] Tepco “Please give us a good idea”

  About the endlessly increasing contaminated water, Tepco announced they cannot build the underground impervious wall. As Fukushima Diary has been reporting, there is no way of technically stopping contaminated

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Radioactivity density in reactor1 sub-drain has been stably high since late Feb 2013

  According to Tepco, the radioactivity density of reactor1 sub-drain increased in the end of February 2013, and it hasn’t been decreasing until 5/14/2013. Usually they pump up the ground