‘ Japan’s Beleagured Fukishima Nuclear Plan Restarts its Trouble-Plagued Water Contamination System ‘

#AceWorldNews – JAPAN (Tokyo) – June 23 – Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant restarted its trouble-plagued water decontamination system for the first time in three months, AFP reported, citing the utility.

Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) has been forced to repeatedly switch off its Advanced Liquid Processing System (ALPS), which attempts to decontaminate radiation-tainted water.

The move followed a series of glitches plaguing the system since trial operations began last year.

Tepco is struggling to handle a growing volume of contaminated water at Fukushima.

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` Fukushima ` ALPS ‘ has been taken off-line after Engineers noted a Higher than Allowed Content of Radioactive Strontium ‘

#AceWorldNews – The frequently malfunctioning ALPS (Advanced Liquid Processing System) at the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant has been taken offline, after engineers noted a higher-than-allowed content of radioactive strontium in its filtered water output.

Personnel at the plant are attempting to determine the cause of the breakdown.

The filtering complex, activated last year, has had to be repaired repeatedly, with the most recent repairs less than a month ago.

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