Sunday, February 26, 2012
A small leak was found in one of the two lines of Toshiba/IHI/Shaw's cesium absorption system "SARRY" on February 25, 2012. SARRY is housed inside the Miscellaneous Solid Waste Volume Reduction Treatment Building (so you don't need to scream "another frozen pipe!). TEPCO says the leak was about 10 liters.
As TEPCO put it on their unofficial English handout for the press (2/25/2012):
("litters" is very cute.)
When the water treatment started in June last year, the radioactivity was in the order of 10 to the power of 6 per cubic centimeter. The radioactivity is now low enough so that TEPCO doesn't need to use AREVA's co-precipitation and condensation system any more for daily operation.