Extremely high level of radiation was measured from the water in the facility called “trench”.
The trench is connected to one of the 4 crippled reactors, reactor2.
The water is underground and being exchanged with seawater.
You may think what’s the problem with it ?
It’s underground, you don’t get exposed, and it’s been flowing to the sea for 2 years. Nothing new.
In short, the real problem is the possibility that the extremely radioactive water comes up to the ground.
Now Tepco is building the underground wall on the coastal line.
It is to stop the groundwater flowing to the sea, but they don’t think about what to do with the retained groundwater.
Simply thinking, the plant area would be like rice field with too much groundwater having no place to go.
The issued facility “trench” is to carry the surplus of groundwater.
The retained groundwater would flow into the trench and the extremely radioactive water would come up to the ground.
The trench is like a huge pipe connecting the nuclear plant building and the sea.
The increased water is assumed to overflow to the plant again.
Tepco states it’s likely but they didn’t simulate or take preventions etc.
Typhoon season is coming. Now we are seeing something nobody has ever seen in the human history.
Below is link to Fukushima Diary : Interpreting the news since day 1.