TEPCO Admits Fukushima Is Leaking Again - Over 600x 'Safe' Radiation Levels

Tyler Durden's picture

Having killed a robot by underestimating the level of radiation present in the Fukushima power plant, and after delaying its previous admission of a leak, Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) has quickly admitted that the nuclear plant has sprung another leak. As EFE reports, a small quantity of radioactive water has leaked from a storage tank with 70 microsieverts per hour of beta-ray-emitting radioactivity detected on the surface where the water had leaked, far exceeding the recommended maximum exposure of 0.11 microsieverts per hour. But apart from that it's "contained."

As RT reports,

A total of 40 milliliters of water was discovered, Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), the plant’s operator, said on May 1.


The company believes that the liquid leaked from the storage tank, Japan’s Asahi Shimbun paper reported Saturday.


TEPCO stated that it placed bags of sand around the tank to prevent water from contaminating other areas.


The wet patch measuring 20 square centimeters was discovered by one worker at around 9:30am local time on May 1, it added.


According to TEPCO, seventy millisieverts per hour of beta ray-emitting radioactivity were detected on the surface where the water had leaked.


The leak was detected on the same day as tests began in preparation for the construction of a 1.5-kilometer-long frozen soil wall around the reactor buildings.


A project is aimed at preventing further leaks of radioactive water into the sea from the Fukishima plant.




In late April, the water transfer pumps at the Fukushima plant were shut down due to a power outage, leading to the leaking of radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean.


It was preceded by a series of toxic leaks in February, which saw around 100 tons of highly radioactive water leaked from one the plant’s tanks.

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j reuter's picture

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ZerOhead's picture

It's time to raise the old safety limits to the new safety limits by multiplying by 600...

tmosley's picture

"Again" implies that it ever stopped.

ReasonForLife's picture

There's a US based company that makes water filters which remove radioactive contamination from drinking water, including Cesium-134 and Stronium-90, the major radioisotopes coming from Fukushima: www.PureEffectFilters.com

TruthInSunshine's picture

Hey TYLERS - Can you PLEASE ban this j reuter motherfucker (who had 2 or 3 prior user names) who is linking to some bullshit site constantly?


Fish Gone Bad's picture

I am surprised any news has come out of HOT-AS-HELL Japan thanks to their new State Secrecy Law.  On a different note, maybe J Reuter can drink the radiation part time at home for $7,000 / month

Manthong's picture

 Well F me with a fuku’d-up firehose full of alpha, beta, gamma, stuff, cesium and iodine..

I am making $7K a month from my home just radiating warmth and irradiating any vegetation nearby.

To find out how.. just refer to the asshole bot above.


knukles's picture

Exactly!  AND when they announced it the other day, they described it as "small"
Fucking unbelievable.
The whole world is (Actually, has already) falling (Fallen) apart at the seams and the Sophistry Continues.

                        I seriously wonder just how bad it would be if we were detached from the Matrix.  Imagine that!

A Lunatic's picture

It is small, on a cosmic scale........

Billy the Poet's picture

That's what she said. Damned with faint praise.

Son of Loki's picture

" ... but it's a tiny leak. "


~ PM of Japan


I'd like to know what the Real leukemia and thyroid and brain cancer incidence and prevalence rates are at this point in and around Fuki.

fockewulf190's picture

I have noticed that canned tuna being sold over here are now labeled saying that the tuna was caught in the SW Pacific....about as far away from Japan as possible.  Sure it was.  Needless to say, tuna has been written off the shopping list.  I´m tempted to scan these cans with a geiger counter.  I wouldn´t be surprised if it started clicking away.

COSMOS's picture


Yeah but who knows how far they slept around hahaha....

By the way here is a great video explanation of Fukushima from a French agency


some nice computer animation

Number 156's picture

Leaking again? And the last time it wasnt leaking radiation?

Ethelred the Unready's picture

Yet the Japanese are restarting their reactors.   Perhaps it is because they are not prone to Luddite-style hystronics.

In just the past 50 years Coal-based  electric power has killed a lot more folks (mostly from mining disaters) than nuclear electric power - and those are really the main choices for large-scale electric power production.   Unless you truely believe that "renewable' sources are 1. really renewable and 2. remotely close to being reliable.  (hint: neither is true). 

JessieSharpton's picture
JessieSharpton (not verified) Ethelred the Unready May 3, 2015 8:48 PM

" Unless you truely believe that "renewable' sources are 1. really renewable and 2. remotely close to being reliable. (hint: neither is true). "

What you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul

Billy the Poet's picture

Consider the scenario in which AGW proponents limit carbon based fuels while renewable can't yet fill the gap.  Cui bono?

fockewulf190's picture

Well Ethelred, let us know how your upcoming Fukushima vacation works out.  I´m sure it will be quite peaceful.

Billy the Poet's picture

"Consider that you are an idiot."


And yet you're the one whose words are full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. Ironic, huh?


Number 156's picture

Nuclear power can be a great way to generate electricity. The problem is Greed. After this, how can you trust any design?

The Japanese used an old 1970's style soviet design, cut multiple corners and violated procedures and protocols in the construction of the plant.

In the end, they made a ton of money, and then went on to win the contract to clean the mess up that they made. Even the Onion couldn't have come up with that idea.

Tepco needed to be completely dissolved, and its heads imprisoned. (or, forced to march in there with shovels and wheelbarrows)

The_Prisoner's picture

Soviet design by General Electric?

You weekend-rate trolls are a riot

Billy the Poet's picture

Hey, Number 6, didn't you know it's Putin's fault?

Jack Burton's picture

Fukushima always brings out a few trolls for the nuclear power industry who seek to minimize any problems created at Fukushima. But they can't hide that three cores melted down and breached containment, some core materials seem to have melted into the ground. Flooding water on these exposed melted cores is the only solution to prevent further melting. There is no clean up plan, none! Why, because no technology or engineering exists that can clean this up. Hell, the robot sent just to have a peak at the core got fried! What does that tell you about walking in and shoveling core material into lead barrels? Not likely. The best engineering guess, by a Three Mile Island Clean up engineer, was perhaps 75 years from now we can begin to get at core material.

The spent fuel is also a huge risk. Stored on site in pools, all of which were damaged. Little is released about the real condition of pools and rods. Why? because they are all fucked up.

In short. No clean up, not for at least 3/4's of a century. Till then, masses of radioactive water flood over exposed cores. Big mess, no clean up. That's were it stands.

JessieSharpton's picture
JessieSharpton (not verified) Jack Burton May 3, 2015 10:20 PM

The fuel pools already burnt up.

Its worse than you can possibly imagine.


The Blank Stare's picture

If even one of the pools burnt up, you would have seen a massive fire and massive evacuation. Didn't happen.

malek's picture

"Burnt up" would mean most would have gone into the atmosphere, and fallout all across the US would be easily measurable by the cheapest Geiger counter.

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Dixie Flatline (not verified) Number 156 May 3, 2015 9:23 PM

The reactors for Units 1, 2, and 6 were supplied by General Electric, those for Units 3 and 5 by Toshiba, and Unit 4 by Hitachi. All six reactors were designed by General Electric.[5][6]Architectural design for General Electric's units was done by Ebasco. All construction was done by Kajima.

From wikipedia.

Number 156's picture

Opps. Looking back, I misread an article.

I herby make a full retraction of the above statements, and humbly accept every downvote as earned.

-Number 156

JessieSharpton's picture
JessieSharpton (not verified) Number 156 May 3, 2015 9:33 PM

Opps. Looking back, I misread an article.

I herby make a full retraction of the above statements, and humbly accept every downvote as earned.

-Number 156"

You cannot blame ignorance and stupidity on a "misread" article.

Billy the Poet's picture

Nothing wrong with admitting a mistake even in couched language.

JessieSharpton's picture
JessieSharpton (not verified) Billy the Poet May 3, 2015 9:42 PM

"Nuclear power can be a great way to generate electricity. "

"Nothing wrong with admitting a mistake even in couched language.

Your mother and father made a mistake.

Billy the Poet's picture

Maybe visit your Mom and ask her for a hug. Sounds like you need one.

Dixie Flatline's picture
Dixie Flatline (not verified) Number 156 May 3, 2015 9:34 PM

Well, GE, for all practical purposes is an extension of the US government, which has become increasingly soviet over the past 100 years. :)

Cynicles's picture

Arguably, by some, [re: the GE / Gov ref] the reverse holds true.

JessieSharpton's picture
JessieSharpton (not verified) remain calm May 3, 2015 9:30 PM

TEPCO is owned by the Japanese governemnt.

Fish Gone Bad's picture

TEPCO has what people want.  TEPCO has electrolytes!

Cynicles's picture

Was unaware it has ever stopped.

buzzsaw99's picture

a tiny leak with just 70 microsieverts per hour...

okay, sure tepco, whatever you say. :roll:

ZerOhead's picture

"A total of 40 milliliters of water was discovered, Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), the plant’s operator, said on May 1."

I calling bullshit on the 40ml. That's about a one-ounce shotglass and is not worth reporting but makes it sound like these clowns are in control of the situation. Meanwhile 100 tons radioactive water is not even newsworthy for some reason... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FwXr0lAxXs
Ginsengbull's picture

40 milliliters is a tragedy, while 100 tons is a statistic.

Cynicles's picture

Aside from somehting more specific than in the ground how many cores are still unaccounted for?

This is quite possible an Extinction Event - not merely referring to the critters in the Pacific...

The Blank Stare's picture

Phytoplankton is the machine.


Now, I got no fight with any man who does what he's told, but when he don't, the machine breaks down.

sumo's picture

I truly ruly believe all "facts" and "data" announced by Tepco. Excuse me while I do my eye exercises :roll: :roll: