Tepco “Total tritium in Fukushima : 3,400,000,000,000,000 Bq”/JP Gov considers to dilute and discharge to the Pacific
The total volume of Tritium is 3,400,000,000,000,000 Bq in Fukushima plant, from the report that Tepco submitted to METI (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry) on 4/24/2014.
This is 230 times much as the annual safety limit of 4 nuclear reactors to discharge to the sea.
Among 3,400 trillion Bq, 2,500 trillion Bq is assumed to be in the molten fuel debris.
The total Tritium volume increased by 17 trillion Bq from the estimate that Tepco released this January, which suggests the molten fuel is still releasing new Tritium when it’s cooled down.
This is beyond the removable volume at the current technology level. The task forse of METI suggested to dilute and discharge it to the Pacific as a “realistic solution”, stated it is necessary to study the “effective” way of diluting.