Tag - groundwater



Japan Times
Oct 11, 2016
Toxin levels are low, but jury out on long-term risks at Toyosu market
A storm over soil pollution and corner-cutting at the site chosen to host the Toyosu wholesale food market has centered on the presence of toxins in water that could be hazardous to human health.
Japan Times
Sep 14, 2015
Tepco dumps treated groundwater in Pacific to ease toxic water buildup at Fukushima No. 1
The project has been touted as one of Tepco's key measures in tackling the contaminated water problem at the shattered nuclear plant.
Japan Times
May 21, 2014
Tepco begins dumping Fukushima No. 1 groundwater into Pacific Ocean
Tokyo Electric Power Co. began dumping groundwater from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant into the Pacific on Wednesday, in a bid to manage the huge amounts of radioactive water that have built up at the complex.
May 15, 2014
Tepco to release 'safe' groundwater within days
Groundwater diverted from the stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant passes radiation tests, as officials prepare to vent tons of it into the Pacific Ocean next week.
Japan Times
Apr 9, 2014
Tepco to curb toxic water leaks with tanks
Tokyo Electric Power Co. starts pumping groundwater into tanks before it passes through the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant and gets highly contaminated.
Mar 25, 2014
Fukushima fishermen OK water discharge
A local fishermenu2019s organization decides to allow Tokyo Electric Power Co. to dump groundwater from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear complex into the sea on condition that the water meets certain decontamination standards.
Feb 3, 2014
METI asks Fukushima fisherman for groundwater diversion OK
Japan Times
Aug 20, 2013
Tank at No. 1 lost 300 tons of radioactive water
About 300 tons of highly radioactive water had leaked from a tank at the damaged Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant as of Tuesday afternoon, Tokyo Electric Power Co. said.
Aug 11, 2013
Toxic water detected in newly built well at Fukushima nuclear plant
Tokyo Electric Power Co. says it has detected radioactive tritium in groundwater collected from a newly built observation well by the sea at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.
Jul 31, 2013
Yet more Tepco incompetence
Tepco's late admission that radioactive groundwater from the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant is leaking into the ocean raises questions about its abilities.
Jun 25, 2013
Tritium samples in sea near No. 1 jump
The density of radioactive tritium in samples of seawater from near the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant doubled over 10 days to hit a record 1,100 becquerels per liter, possibly indicating contaminated groundwater is seeping into the Pacific Ocean.
Jun 25, 2013
Level of radioactive tritium rising in harbor at Fukushima plant
Tokyo Electric Power Co. has seen a rise in the level of radioactive tritium in seawater within the harbor at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.
Jun 20, 2013
Strontium in groundwater at No. 1 soars
Groundwater contaminated with highly radioactive substances is detected from a monitoring well just 27 meters from the seashore within the compound of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant.
Jun 14, 2013
Tepco again corrects water radiation level
Tokyo Electric Power Co. has issued another correction for groundwater radiation at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear complex and now says that it's only a tenth of what it announced earlier this month.
Jun 4, 2013
Tepco finds groundwater contaminated with radioactive cesium
Tokyo Electric Power Co. has detected radioactive cesium in groundwater samples taken from the premises of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear complex, reversing an earlier announcement that any contamination was negligible.
May 31, 2013
Ground freeze urged to curb seepage into Fukushima No. 1 radioactive basements
To reduce the flow of groundwater into the crippled reactor buildings at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima No. 1 atomic plant, the government told Tepco on Thursday to freeze the soil around them.
Japan Times
Mar 9, 2013
Water is both the savior and the bane at Fukushima No. 1
Those who were at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant two years ago probably remember their fears after towering tsunami knocked out the reactor cooling systems, triggering three core meltdowns.
Japan Times
Nov 15, 2011
Contaminated water still headache for Tepco
Tokyo Electric Power Co. has fought an eight-month battle to decontaminate the massive amounts of radioactive water in the reactor basements of the Fukushima No. 1 plant, and the struggle is far from over.
Japan Times
Apr 2, 2011
Iodine-131 found in groundwater
Tokyo Electric Co. came under further fire Friday after it was revealed that many of its employees at the damaged Fukushima No. 1 power plant have been working without the protection of dosimeters. It also said radioactivity in groundwater under the compound spiked.
Aug 12, 2005
Radioactive leak halts Tepco reactor
Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Thursday it will shut down the No. 1 reactor at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant to investigate a leakage of fluids containing radioactive tritium found July 28 in the turbine building.


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