TEPCO Releases 850 Tons Of Fukushima Ground Water Into Pacific Ocean

A report states:

A third party panel confirmed that the radioactive content was below measurable limits. TEPCO permits “one becquerel of radioactive cesium per liter of decontaminated groundwater, three becquerels for elements that emit beta rays and up to 1,500 becquerels for tritium,” which are impossible to remove with existing technology.(1)

The batch of “purified” water dumped into the ocean Monday measured 330 to 600 becquerels per liter. The current plan is to pump water from the 41 subdrain wells surrounding the main buildings at the Fukushima site. The hope is to pump 100 to 200 tons of groundwater a day, and later increase it to 500 tons of groundwater a day.(1)

Problem is, there are no safe levels of radiation.  It accumulates over time.  Thus, starting with the bottom feeders it will ultimately rise up the food chain of marine life.

One of TEPCO's actions was an ice wall to contain the spill.

The ice wall consists of dry ice, which was intended to act as a barrier around the Fukushima site. After spending nearly $300 million on the ice wall, TEPCO concluded that the project was a total failure.(3)

Now we learn, other errors are happening in conjunction with the ice wall.  Typhoon Etau, has complicated matters by flooding the area creating new leaks of radioactive materials.  The drainage pumps could not handle the amount of flooding and the over flow bleeded toxic materials into the ocean.

TEPCO, the company tasked to handle these matters has been under scrutiny for some time.

Source: Fukushima Watch



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