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Fukushima Decontamination System Shuts Down Amid Failure

 
 
 
 
 
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A malfunction within the Fukushima plant has led to the complete shutdown of the plant’s decontamination system.

As the Fukushima nightmare continues under the wing of plant operator TEPCO, the blatant incompetence of the highly deceptive corporation is once again apparent following a complete shutdown of the plant’s decontamination system. The very same system responsible for handling the mass amounts of radioactive water around Fukushima that TEPCO originally promised would be entirely decontaminated by the end of 2014.

And instead of fulfilling their promise to decontaminate the plant’s radioactive water by the end of 2014, TEPCO now insists that it needs another entire year to finish the job — and this system shutdown certainly will not help in reducing that time. According to media sources and official TEPCO statements, the failure of the Advanced Liquid Processing System (ALPS) may ‘take a long time to restart’. What’s worse, however, is that this is not the first time the system has been shutdown due to failure.

As early as last December, TEPCO also experienced a malfunction within their decontamination equipment that led to the inability to filter radionuclides like strontium and cobalt from the contaminated plant water.

But is it any surprise to know that the same plant operation company that is shuffling in homeless Japanese citizens to clean up the area is also highly incompetent when it comes to the use of safety machinery? This is even the same company that was caught using duct tape to patch up critical equipment around the plant.

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  • Zharkov

    Nuclear power is safe because the nuclear industry said so. Nuclear meltdown is impossible, that’s what the nuclear industry told us.

    And they are prepared to handle any incident, that’s what they said. And the U.S. State Department would never approve the sale of an unsafe nuclear reactor to Japan, that’s what was promised.

    Of course, General Electric would never suggest locating a nuclear reactor in a known earthquake/Tsunami zone.

    So let’s build 74 more reactors inside the U.S. and finish off the human race forever, right?

    Nuclear reactors are not, and cannot, be safe because of the human error factor, or in the case of Fukushima, the ongoing comedy of human errors.

  • James Coyne

    Any article that uses the famed NOAA Wave Height map as a contamination map is suspect when you can’t even fact check that far.

    The Fukushima disaster was a terrible disappointment, it was already scheduled for decommission as it was an obsolete design. If only they had dismantled it sooner. The engineer who worked on its seawall also recommended a higher wall than was ultimately built.

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