Low-level radioactive water from the nuclear power plant "Fukushima-1" will be drained into the sea at the beginning of March 2012, the relevant plans unveiled Thursday operator Station Thurso, Kyodo news agency reported.
We are talking about the water accumulated in the underground rooms of the first to the fourth power station. Due to damage in the reactors, the water, which they poured for cooling, leaking and accumulate in the basement of the units. With summer on the station is a system through which the water is cleaned of radioactive substances and resubmitted to the cooling of the reactor.
However, these goals can be directed strictly a certain amount of water, so, according to the company, about 200-500 tons per day continues to accumulate in the underground rooms. The water is pumped into special tanks total, 155,000 tons, but by March they will be filled.
On the amount of the proposed drain the message does not say.
Despite the fact that Petersen promises clean water not only from the cesium and strontium from below the existing rules, fishing cooperatives, which the company shared its plans are categorically against discharge of radioactive water, even with a low content of radionuclides.
Following the March accident at the nuclear power plant "Fukushima-1" Petersen found that highly radioactive water from the station fell into the sea. Then the company had already planned draining of low-radiation. Despite the fact that within a radius of 20 kilometers from the station fishing is prohibited, such actions cause the plant operator protests fishermen because any harm to the image of fishery products from Fukushima prefecture and surrounding areas.
Because of the 15-meter tsunami on March 11 at the plant "Fukushima-1" has failed cooling system of reactors and pools of spent nuclear fuel. This caused a meltdown of fuel in the three reactors. Occurred in the first hours and days after the accident, hydrogen explosions leakproof units, resulting in radioactive elements into the atmosphere and water, then began to appear about elevated levels of radiation in various products.