TEPCO thinks the groundwater bypass system they are operating at Fukushima Daiichi may be reducing the contaminated water outflow by up to 80 tons of water per day. This is based on a mathematical calculation of water readings and rainfall. TEPCO also reported that groundwater levels had dropped by about 20 centimeters. It may be too early to completely declare the project a success. A clearer understanding of any change made by the bypass should be possible over time.
The discharged water does contain small amounts of radioactive contamination including tritium.
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