Fukushima: Areva’s Water Decontamination System Full Of Leaks

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#Fukushima I Nuke Plant: Areva’s System Leaks (EX-SKF, June 10, 2011):

Good Morning, Murphy.

TEPCO did the test run of the contaminated water processing facility by Areva at Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant, and found leaks in more than 10 places.


But don’t worry, only minor leaks. Just like they used to have a water puddle or two in the turbine building basements.

Asahi Shinbun (10:50PM JST 6/10/2011):


TEPCO announced on June 10 that leaks were found at the facility to treat contaminated water at Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant. TEPCO was doing the test run using regular water for the start of full-scale treatment on June 15, but the discovery of the leaks could delay the start.


The leaks were found on the equipment to remove the radioactive materials. TEPCO found minor leaks on 1 valve and more than 10 pipe joints. They will be repaired shortly.


The water processing facility was scheduled to start on June 15 to reduce the highly contaminated water in the reactor buildings and turbine buildings. If the start is delayed, TEPCO may run out of space to store the water.


Junichi Matsumoto of TEPCo said, “We don’t know for sure that the system will be operational on June 15. It is possible that the date will be delayed because of the repair. As we haven’t been thoroughly informed of the situation at Fukushima I [regarding the leaks], we don’t know the extent of the necessary repair.”

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