More radioactive leaks at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant – Enformable

More radioactive leaks at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant

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Workers at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have found that the newly-installed Advanced Liquid Processing System (ALPS) designed by Toshiba, the system which is supposed to be filtering 62 different radioactive substances out of the contaminated water being generated daily at the crippled nuclear power plant, is leaking contaminated water from a welded part of a storage tank.  Officials have been unable to determine the exact amount of liquid and radioactive materials which leaked.

Discoloration found at welded edges of a leaking tank at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
Discoloration found at welded edges of a leaking tank at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

 

The utility is testing the ALPS system this month, but has now been forced to halt the test-run of the system to investigate the cause of the leak.  Some officials did note that faulty welds may be the cause of the problem.

Source: TEPCO

Source: NHK

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