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Saturday, 26 July 2014

Bypass water discharge didn’t decrease contaminated water but only spread contamination to the Pacific

Contaminated bypass water discharge didn’t decrease the volume of water to flow into the plant buildings, Tepco admitted this week.
It has been two months since they started discharging the pumped water, however the groundwater level decreased only by 10cm even from Tepco’s own reporting.

They estimated it would decrease the volume of contaminated water flowing to the plant buildings by 100 t a day.
Tepco is stating that they still haven’t evaluated how much they managed to decrease, which sounds like they are trying to gain time.

This bypass project is one of 3 measures against contaminated water issue along with frozen water wall and ALPS. However ALPS has never been in the full operation since last year. Regarding the frozen water wall, Tepco is continuing the desperate attempt to put ice cubes by shovel. (cf, Tepco dropped 2t of ice for “frozen” wall with shovel and protective clothing – Photo [URL 2])

It’s becoming clear that Tepco and the government of Japan don’t have the actual effective measures to stop contaminated water.
Bypass water project may end up only spreading the contamination to the Pacific without reducing anything.
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