NRA Makes Faulty Assumption About Fukushima Leaks

A report issued this week by the NRA cites that two monitoring points outside the plant serve as indicators for leaks from the plant.

The sampling points T-1 and T-2-1 near Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station are sentinels to assess effects on the environment by incidents including a leakage of contaminated water

NRA_samplingpointsSample point T-1 is near the northern drainage canal outlet and also the water outlet for units 5-6 when it was in operation. T-2-1 is towards the plant boundary with the south drainage canal between it and the reactor blocks. The south drainage canal had been the source of ongoing contamination into the sea. This was also the route radioactive sludge leaked from storage tanks out of the plant. The southern drainage canal has been rendered mostly inoperable. It was sealed with concrete and had a drainage pipe installed in it. It now has a route to the port. A shut off and pipe were installed in March that allows water from this draingage system to be sent to the port instead. So any contaminated water would likely be sent to the port.

NRA currently has no monitoring point in this set of monitoring for the port opening. The port opening only has a silt fence as any sort of prevention for substances to leak out. The combination of issues may be giving a false sense of the true situation at the plant.

Drainage diversion to the port map below:

drainagetoport

 

This article would not be possible without the extensive efforts of the SimplyInfo research team
Join the conversation at chat.simplyinfo.org

© 2011-2016 SimplyInfo.org, Fukuleaks.org All Rights Reserved Content cited, quoted etc. from other sources is under the respective rights of that content owner. If you are viewing this page on any website other than www.simplyinfo.org (or www.fukuleaks.org) it may be plagiarized, please let us know. If you wish to reproduce any of our content in full or in more than a phrase or quote, please contact us first to obtain permission.

Nancy Foust

Editor, SimplyInfo.org

Leave a Reply