Fukushima Radioactive Water Storage Capacity Will Hit Limit In 2022

TOKYO

Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. has found that treated water from the meltdown-hit Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant is expected to reach full storage capacity by around the summer of 2022 if produced at its current rate. At the plant, water used to cool crippled reactors is treated through the advanced liquid processing system, or ALPS, which can significantly reduce levels of radioactive substances. However, the system cannot remove tritium, a radioactive isotope of hydrogen, forcing the company to store the water in tanks inside the plant premises.

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