Japan Times: Now 400 tons a day of toxic water is estimated to be entering Pacific from Fukushima plant; 100 more tons per day than what Tepco had claimed — Asahi: Leakage of radioactive material “becoming serious”

Published: September 27th, 2013 at 12:15 pm ET
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The Japan Times, Sept. 27, 2013 (Emphasis Added): Tepco raises toxic water estimate to 400 tons a day [...] Tokyo Electric Power Co. on Friday formally revised its groundwater flow simulation and now believes up to 400 tons of contaminated water is seeping into the Pacific every day from the damaged Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant. The previous estimate was about 300 tons per day. According to Tepco President Naomi Hirose, who was invited to appear as an unsworn witness at a special Diet committee session, the utility now believes 800 tons of groundwater are flowing each day into the compound and damaged reactors [...] Hirose stressed that Tepco does not believe all 400 tons of the water entering the sea is contaminated [...]

Asahi Shimbun, Sept. 25, 2013: [...] The leakage of water contaminated with radioactive materials at the crippled Fukushima plant is becoming serious. [...]  the government, now led by the Liberal Democratic Party, is considering measures with TEPCO [...]

The 400-ton figure was first reported by ENENews in early August: NYTimes: 400 tons of highly radioactive water going into Pacific each day from Fukushima plant, says Tepco -- Top Nuclear Regulator: This is a crisis

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9 comments to Japan Times: Now 400 tons a day of toxic water is estimated to be entering Pacific from Fukushima plant; 100 more tons per day than what Tepco had claimed — Asahi: Leakage of radioactive material “becoming serious”

  • From the article, In its previous simulation, Tepco estimated that 1,000 tons of groundwater was entering the compound and 300 tons was eventually reaching the sea. Did anyone believe that? 700 tons a day magically stops flowing to the sea? This groundwater thing is unpresedented in its magnitude. They wanted to build a wall back in 2011. If 1000 tons of water is entering the compound daily then that is the flow into the ocean. Thats 240,000 gallons a day of radio active waste entering our Beloved Pacific. No doubt the groundwater is cooling the coriums which are somewhere in the ground. Bingo's opinion only. Water being dumped on melt-throughs. Water accumulating in cracked earthquake damaged basements. Radiated water containing large amounts of isotopes they cant filter stored in leaky bolt together tanks. Sitting on an underground river by the sea. This is what they tell us. But they are still lying. Waiting for the next revelation. What does Obummer say?

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/theoval/2013/09/27/obama-boehner-organizing-for-america-government-shutdown/2882431/

    Barrack's (Barry) day today http://www.usatoday.com/story/theoval/2013/09/27/obama-india-singh-congress-government-shutdown/2881829/


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  • Johnny Blade Johnny Blade

    This whole mess and what it means for life on Earth has IMO been known all along by TPTB & those responsible including the liars paid to state "all is well" who ALL are exploiting the 311 nuclear ELE currently underway in "slow-motion"(?)…Buying themselves & their cohorts & benefactors time while they still profit from Fukushima & continue draining their public victims even as they kill them with their poison & the lies told allows them the time necessary to escape the foulness they are responsible & should be held accountable for! If I wasn't already sick & living on borrowed time I'd probably be worried about what "they" might do with the files &(case?)they're building against me & those of us whose logic allows us to see & understand what 311 and the shift to global fascism that inevitably awaits those of us who see them and their foul crap unleashed for what it(they) really are?!! I'm sure much if not ALL of what's said here and on other information resources worthy of consideration has been recorded & intended to be used against us in the near future for being "too smart for their own good" & archived in the massive NSA facility in Utah.."they" and their leaders can go f%#k themselves btw! My sense of "patriotism" is not to anyone supposedly elected "freely" or to the already corrupted govt. positions they exploit for corporations & themselves,but to the PEOPLE enslaved & imprisoned (sick & dying) under their rule! :( Take Care ENEWSER's! :(


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  • razzz razzz

    Gee, somehow their math doesn't add up. Like 'New Math' it is better to understand what you are doing rather than get the right answer. Neither applies here.


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  • rogerthat

    Does anyone know how big the underground river is that flows through the fukushima plant? I've never seen an estimate of the flow – how many tonnes a minute, a day, a year, whatever? Surely the river is the main source of contaminated water flow into the pacific? This calculation must have been done before they built on the site. Also a week or so ago there was a met office report someone here referred to that said 3.5 million tonnes a year of rainwater falls on the site a year, and that about 1 million tonnes of that is absorbed by the ground. That also flows through the site into the sea. And if there is 2.5 million tonnes of surface runoff, does this not get contaminated as well as it flows into the sea? All i'm saying is this nonsense about 300 or 400 tonnes a day of highly contaminated water flowing into the sea, maybe it's 40,000 tonnes?


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  • rogerthat

    I mean, maybe the melted cores, which MSM and governments never talk about, but which everyone knows are in the ground, are being cooled by that handy underground river – which is good, otherwise they might explode again – and the ''ultimate heat sink'' which nuclear plants built on the edge of rivers and oceans talk about – is doing its work, as planned? tough on the fish and the people who eat them and who live on the shores of the world's largest ocean, but no worries, it will all be diluted by the good old Pacific, arent we lucky, ha ha


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  • PurpleRain PurpleRain

    Sometimes, when I read all of this, I do get to thinking that there may actually be Lizard People. (sad)


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  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    They must be the only ones that can swim/live in all this pollution crap spewing from every corner of the planet flying/stuffed right into all our orifices ..you might be right!


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  • Roger That brings up the question of how big the river is. Tepco said 1000 tons a day, Russia says 4000 tons a day. Thanks Eyechix, by the way. Also of note is that Japans rainfall mostly happens in june and july almost a monsoon so expect flow to increase and of course surface run off to increase. Be ashamed if your Japanese as your government is letting you down. Fukushima showcases Japans ineptitude in nuclear safety, failure of technical deployment and lack of credibility. Nobody believes Tepco, Japanese gov or anyone from the industry. Their fish is banned in several countries and nothing is looking good. US again is backing the wrong horse. Hope China gets pissed at losing Pacific food source. Maybe they can exert pressure against Japan.


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