Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Japan: TEPCO will dump 50 times the legal limit of radioactive water to the Ocean

Fukushima Diary reports:

Tepco is going to discharge contaminated water to the sea. (cf, Tepco officially announced to discharge contaminated water into Pacific ocean [URL])

Tepco states the discharged water will be purified by the purifying facility “Alps”, but it can’t filter out the nuclide called “tritium”. Tritium is radioactive water.
It is estimated that the water contains 2,000 ~ 3,000 Bq/ml of tritium even after purification, which is 33 ~ 50 times much as the legal limit to discharge.

Tepco comments they will dilute it before discharging but the total amount of tritium would be the same.

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