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Contaminated water crisis

The shortage of contaminated water storage has become more serious

On 12/12/2012, Fukushima Diary reported “Fukushima worker “Contaminated water might overflow due to the lack of tanks””[Link] . The mentioned purifying system turned out to be too fragile to be

Contaminated water crisis

Fukushima worker “Contaminated water might overflow due to the lack of tanks”

On 11/27/2012, Fukushima diary warned about the serious shortage of contaminated water storage on the column. (cf. [Column] X-day – when Fukushima plant discharges millions of tones of the contaminated

Contaminated water crisis

Tepco stopped groundwater flowing into reactor3 16 months after they found it out

According to Tepco, they finally stopped groundwater from flowing into reactor3 control building on 12/4/2012. They took 16 months to fix it since they found it out on 8/4/2011.  

Contaminated water crisis

Radioactive density at water treatment facility increased from last month

According to Tepco’s Nuclide analysis results of water at water treatment facility released on 12/4/2012, density of Cs-134/137 in water desalination equipment increased from last month. Also Ru-106 was measured

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Tepco has no solid plan for increasing contaminated water

Fukushima Diary reported about the increasing accumulated contaminated water in Fukushima plant. ([Column] X-day – when Fukushima plant discharges millions of tones of the contaminated water to Pacific ocean [Link])

Contaminated water crisis Core removing struggle

[Column] X-day – when Fukushima plant discharges millions of tones of the contaminated water to Pacific ocean

The biggest threat of Fukushima plant is believed to be the SFP of reactor4. They say, the pool is set in the really unstable situation, it might not be able

Contaminated water crisis

[Contaminated water storage] 240,000 tones of tank is full, pipe runs for 10km, finding storage place getting harder

Nikkei reported the shortage of contaminated water storage in Fukushima plant, which is going worse.   <Translate> In mid-October of 2011, NIkkei entered Fukushima plant for the first time, when

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350μSv/h from a temporary debris storage equipment in Fukushima plant

According to the management report of debris and deforestation tree stocked in Fukushima plant, the atmospheric dose nearby a  temporary debris storage equipment is 350 μSv/h, where it’s about 10 ~

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[Express] “Seismic stability of contaminated water storage tanks is questionable”

Introducing important tweets as [Express] for simultaneous updates.   これ、福島第一の汚染水貯蔵タンク。もうね、置く場所ないんだよね。周りを切り開いて広げてるんだけどね。永遠と続く作業。着地点がノープラン。そして、なによりもこのタンクに耐震性はほとんどないんだ。 twitter.com/sayakaiurani/s… — うちゃかさん (@sayakaiurani) 10月 27, 2012 <Translate> These are the contaminated water storage tanks of Fukushima plant. They don’t

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89.2% of contaminated water tank is full. Newly extended tank will be full by 2016 too

On 9/24/2012, Tepco released their roadmap to decommission Fukushima plant. On their report, Tepco stated 89.2 % of the contamination storage tank is already full. By 9/18/2012, they have 203,708