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Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant TEPCO's view of difficult to expand treated water tank | NHK News

2019-09-26T09:23:21.776Z

While discussions continue over the treatment of water containing tritium, etc. that continue to accumulate at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, TEPCO will continue to decommission ...



Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Treatment Water Tank Expansion Difficulties View TEPCO September 26 18:19

While discussions about the treatment of water containing tritium etc. continue to accumulate at the Fukushima Daiichi NPS, TEPCO needs to build multiple facilities to proceed with decommissioning, and collect water on the site of the nuclear power plant He indicated that it would be difficult to continue adding tanks. There are problems in both the release and storage in the sea, etc., and a wide range of discussions is required on how to handle water containing tritium.

This was announced by TEPCO and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in advance of the national expert meeting held on the 27th.

The water after treatment of contaminated water from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant contains radioactive materials such as tritium that are difficult to remove.

It has been increasing around 170 tons every day and has built nearly 1,000 tanks on the premises so far, and has stored about 1.16 million tons.

Regarding this tank, TEPCO showed last month that the current plan is expected to become full in three years, and in response to this, it may be possible to add a vacant lot on the site or outside the site from among the members of the national expert meeting. There was an objection.

In response to this, TEPCO will provide 10 facilities necessary for advancing the decommissioning, such as a temporary storage facility for spent nuclear fuel and melted nuclear fuel, and a facility for storing waste generated during demolition work until the second half of the 2020s. In addition, he suggested that it would be difficult to continue adding more water storage tanks in the future.

On top of that, if a new tank expansion plan was to be created, it was necessary to delay the planned construction of facilities related to decommissioning.

In addition, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry currently has a facility to store waste generated by decontamination in Fukushima Prefecture around the site. Of the view.

In addition, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry has shown strong concerns about damage to the reputation of the local community over plans to release water containing tritium and other substances into the environment, such as the sea. Five countermeasures were proposed, such as providing services, working with distributors, and enhancing product competitiveness.

These contents will be discussed and discussed at the National Expert Meeting held on the 27th.

Source: nhk

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