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Pumping of Fukushima Groundwater Begins

from NHK World / April 8, 2014 / The government and Tokyo Electric Power Company will begin pumping up groundwater at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on Wednesday. The water is expected to be released into the sea next month. This will mark the start of one of several key measures to ...

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Fisheries Organization OKs Water Dump at Fukushima

via The Asahi Shimbun / March 25, 2014 / Fishermen here have given the go-ahead for Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s bypass plan to release uncontaminated groundwater into the sea by diverting it before it reaches the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. The Fukushima Prefectural Feder ...

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Details of groundwater bypass plan

via NHK World / March 24, 2014 / The government and Tokyo Electric Power Company -- the operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, are considering releasing groundwater into the sea, bypassing the facility, as a main measure to reduce the volume of contaminated wastewater. About ...

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Groundwater Bypass Plan: TEPCO/METI Prepare for Release of ‘Uncontaminated’ Water into Ocean

via EX-SKF / February 5, 2014 / The word "uncontaminated" in the title above is in quotation marks, because there may be radionuclides left in the groundwater to be released, particularly tritium, even though it is the water drawn from the wells placed on the west side of the reactor buildings - ...

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Radioactive cesium detected in deeper groundwater

via NHK World / December 20, 2013 / Tokyo Electric Power Company says radioactive substances have been detected in water samples taken from deep underground at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Highly radioactive substances had been detected in previous months in shallow grou ...

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Update: Tritium rises further in groundwater around #Fukushima Daiichi

via NHK World / Sep 14, 2013 / The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant says that it found sharply rising tritium levels at a monitoring well near a waste water storage tank. Tokyo Electric Power Company says the level of radioactive tritium at one of the wells rose to 130,000 ...

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