TEPCO to begin measuring groundwater inflow into Fukushima Daiichi reactors

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Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant May 2013

Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) has announced that it plans to install water gauges in the basement of the reactor buildings of Unit 1, Unit 2, and Unit 3 at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power complex.  Workers at the crippled nuclear facility will start installation of the water gauges in Unit 1 and Unit 2 in mid-June.

Currently, TEPCO estimates some 400 tons of groundwater flow into each reactor building per day and the accumulating highly contaminated water that is produced by the inflow requires additional storage and processing.

Source: JiJi Press

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  1. I’d be interested to know what also flows through and out….At their estimate, that is approximately 97561 gal/day, about 13042 cubic feet, or an cube with 23.5 ft. faces each day in each reactor, if I did the math correctly.

  2. Hello Lucas,

    I read that over 200 chemicals are used in the nuclear process. Do you have a list of them or any info on them.

    There is (rightfully so) a lot of concern about radionuclides created during the nuclear process, yet I hear very little about the chemicals used during the nuclear process.

    All of those chemicals can’t be good for the environment!

    Thank you.

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