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Contaminated water crisis

Tepco still transferring contaminated water to the spare tank even after the leakage of 6/5/2013

On 6/5/2013, Fukushima Diary reported “Spare tank for leaking reservoirs started leaking too, Tepco didn’t weld it [URL]” According to Tepco, they are still transferring contaminated water to the G6

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Spare tank for leaking reservoirs started leaking too, Tepco didn’t weld it

Exactly as Fukushima Diary warned, the un-welded spare tank called G6 leaked highly contaminated water while accepting contaminated water from the 2 leaking reservoirs. They measured 12 mSv/h of β

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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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Tepco considers using aquifer in great deep for contaminated water storage

On 5/30/2013, the committee of experts suggested Tepco an idea of using the aquifer of great deep for increasing contaminated water storage. 400 tones of ground water flows into the

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[Major leakage] Tepco transferring contaminated water to new tank, “Not welded but safe”

On 5/3/2013, Fukushima Diary reported, “Tepco not to weld the new emergency tanks of 19,000m3 [URL]” About the major leakage of highly contaminated water, Tepco is transferring the water from

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[Underground penetration] All β detected from 2 more observation holes of reservoir No.2, “Max as 380,000 Bq/m3”

On 5/21/2013, Fukushima Diary reported, “[Major leakage] All β nuclide detected in 1.5 m from reservoir No.2 [URL]” According to Tepco, all β was detected from 2 more observation holes.

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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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[Major leakage] All β nuclide detected in 1.5 m from reservoir No.2

According to Tepco, all β nuclides were detected from the outside of reservoir No.2 Tepco is running out of contaminated water storage facility. They made 7 underground reservoirs, but some

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M5.9 caused further overflow of contaminated water, Tepco “The tank was full since yesterday”

At 14:48 5/18/2013, M5.9 hit Fukushima offshore. (cf, M5.9 hit Fukushima offshore at 14:48 5/18/2013 (JST) [URL]) According to Tepco, this quake caused another overflow of contaminated water. On 5/17/2013,

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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