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Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Having discharged 25,000 t of bypass contaminated water, contaminated groundwater didn’t decrease

Aug. 26, 2014
Bypass project has not decreased contaminated groundwater flowing to the plant buildings for 3 months, Tepco admitted on 8/25/2014.
Since it started, approx. 25,000 t of contaminated water pumped from bypass wells has been discharged to the sea.

By last year, Tepco’s own simulation stated pumping up from bypass wells would only gather the same volume of groundwater from the surrounding area, it can’t be expected to decrease the water volume flowing to the buildings.
However Tepco managed to create a precedent for discharging contaminated water to the sea by this bypass water project. It is highly likely for them to push the neighboring fishery cooperatives to give approval for Tepco to discharge more contaminated water to the Pacific.

Source: Fukushima Daiichi
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