Fukushima Daiichi is again suffering from another water storage crunch. TEPCO has begun cutting down trees on site to allow more space for water tanks to be installed but plant water supervisor Yuichi Okamura said the space is still running out. TEPCO is considering dumping some treated water into the ocean once again. The current treatment systems remove cesium from the water but TEPCO has been unwilling to document what other dangerous isotopes are left in the water after treatment. Dumping the treated water could still have a damaging impact on the local area and the Pacific.
They recently installed some above ground covered pools to store excess water in. The growing landscape of metal tanks seen in the image above is from early 2012. In September 2012 TEPCO installed the above ground covered pools. This is a technology SimplyInfo’s research team urged TEPCO to do as a temporary measure back in the early months of the accident as they were dumping radioactive water into the ocean. These temporary pools are not perfect but can provide a temporary solution for storing water with lower contamination levels.
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