Water Treatment System Fails Yet Again

The trouble-plagued ALPS (Advanced Liquid Processing System) system, intended to filter radioactive  substances from the water in holding tanks at the Fukushima cleanup site, has reportedly failed once again, causing a minor disruption in the leanup efforts. The system was partially shut down last Saturday after calcium was discovered in one of its 3 lines.  […]

Fukushima plant water purifier restarted

After several glitches, the water purification system at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant is running again.  However all may still not be well. As The New Zealand Herald writes: ” TEPCO [Tokyo Electric Power Co.] is struggling to handle the huge — and growing — volume of contaminated water….Thousands of gallons of contaminated water are […]

Plan to freeze contaminated water has failed

The most recent plan  to deal with the contaminated water under the damaged Fukushima Dai-ichi power plant involves freezing this water and erecting  an ice-and-soil wall around it  to stop the radioactive water from leaking into the sea. While the ice wall may very well work, there’s one small problem:  the contaminated water refuses to […]

Kurion Awarded Contract to Treat Fukushima Tank Water

Japanese power company TEPCO has awarded Kurion, an American hazardous waste mitigation company, a contract to filter dangerous Stontium-90 from over 400,000 metric tons of water in tanks at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi plant before releasing it into the sea.  Kurion’s mobile truck-mounted water filtration system will be working in tandem with Toshiba Corp’s trouble-fraught […]