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Tepco can’t even investigate why ALPS stopped purifying contaminated water / Too radioactive to study

Luc Oursel, CEO of nuclear-engineering firm Areva
“It is unclear if Areva and partner Mitsubishi are still on the ground at Fukushima or not. Apparently due to Areva’s failures, Energy Solutions of Utah, in partnership with Toshiba, has been operating its “ALPS” system, which has been characterized by repeated problems and should also be replaced.”

http://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2014/03/31/adieu-free-speech-in-nuclear-france-areva-rules/

 

Following up this article.. 21 tanks and 1km of pipe must be decontaminated due to the system failure of ALPS / Not known when to reboot ALPS [URL]

http://fukushima-diary.com/2014/04/tepco-cant-even-investigate-why-alps-stopped-purifying-contaminated-water-too-radioactive-to-study/

Posted by Mochizuki on April 3rd, 2014

Tepco cannot even investigate what caused the system problem in multiple nuclide removing system ALPS (Advanced Liquid Processing System).

The system has shut down 3 times within 10 days. This is about the first shut down.

Tepco found that one of the 3 systems did not purify the contaminated water on 3/18/2014. Before they notice this problem, they already contaminated 21 tanks and 1km length of the pipes.

They assume the problem was in a filter of this system. However, they can’t investigate the part due to the excessively high level of radiation.

Tepco states they need to decontaminate the part but they haven’t even been able to start cleaning the filter.

Tepco’s spokes man commented they are in the process of preparation but it’s not known when they complete the investigation.

 

ALPS is practically considered to be one of the national projects on contaminated water issue. Tepco’s president Hirose stated to Japanese Prime Minister Abe to complete purifying all the contaminated water by the end of March in 2015.

The current contaminated water volume is approx. 450,000 m3. ALPS is required to process 1,960 m3/day of contaminated water from this summer. However ALPS hasn’t been in the full operation since early 2013. The cause of this latest trouble hasn’t even been identified either. There is a possibility that ALPS is only an imaginary technology to swerve the domestic / international criticisms for a short term.

 

 

http://www.tepco.co.jp/tepconews/library/movie-01j.html

 

 

Downplay it in the beginning, and quietly add more information so nobody notices it. All for not letting the cattle escape. This is their strategy.

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Français :

Tepco ne peut pas rechercher pourquoi ALPS s’est arrêté de filtrer les eaux extrêmement radioactives : c’est trop radioactif pour l’étudier

 

Article lié : 21 citernes et 1 km de tuyaux doivent être décontaminés à cause de la panne de ALPS : Date de redémarrage de ALPS inconnue

Tepco ne peut même pas rechercher ce qui a posé problème au système de filtration multi-nucléide ALPS (Advanced Liquid Processing System).
Ce système a été arrêté 3 fois en 10 jours. Ceci concerne le premier arrêt.
Tepco a trouvé le 18 mars 2014 que l’un des 3 systèmes ne filtrait plus rien. Ils avaient déjà pollué 21 citernes et 1 km de tuyauteries quand ils s’en sont rendus compte.
Ils supposent que le problème se situe dans l’un des filtres de ce système. Cependant, ils ne peuvent aller explorer cet endroit à cause de sa trop grande radioactivité.
Tepco affirme qu’ils doivent décontaminer cette partie mais ils n’ont pas même été capables de commencer à nettoyer le filtre.
Le porte-parole de Tepco a déclaré qu’ils sont en train de le préparer mais on ne sait pas quand ils vont finir leurs investigations.

ALPS est quasiment considéré comme étant le premier des projets de retraitement des eaux extrêmement radioactives. M. Hirose, le président de Tepco a affirmé à M. Abe, le premier ministre japonais que la filtration des eaux extrêmement radioactives seraient terminée pour fin mars 2015.
Le volume actuel des eaux extrêmement radioactives est d’environ 450 000 m³ (=45 000 Hl). ALPS doit traiter 1 960 m³/jour (196 Hl/j) d’eau extrêmement radioactive à partir de cet été. Or ALPS n’a jamais été totalement opérationnel depuis le début de 2013. La cause du dernier problème n’a pas encore été même identifiée non plus. Il est possible que ALPS soit une technique parfaitement imaginaire pour se dérober aux critiques intérieures/ internationales à court terme.

http://www.tepco.co.jp/tepconews/library/movie-01j.html

Le minimiser au début et ajouter tranquillement de nouvelles information pour que personne ne le remarque. Tout pour que le troupeau ne s’échappe pas. C’est leur stratégie.

April 5, 2014 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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