Groundwater Bypass May Be Lowering Contaminated Water At Fukushima Daiichi

TEPCO thinks the groundwater bypass system they are operating at Fukushima Daiichi may be reducing the contaminated water outflow by up to 80 tons of water per day. This is based on a mathematical calculation of water readings and rainfall. TEPCO also reported that groundwater levels had dropped by about 20 centimeters. It may be too early to completely declare the project a success. A clearer understanding of any change made by the bypass should be possible over time.

The discharged water does contain small amounts of radioactive contamination including tritium. 

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

© 2011-2023, 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 (or 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.



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: