Tepco halts trial of water treatment system at Fukushima nuke plant

Tokyo, Sept. 29 (ANI): Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) has stopped a trial run of its much-vaunted water treatment system at the Fukushima No. 1 plant just a day after it resumed operations.

The move comes after Tepco detected technical problems with line C of the advanced liquid processing system (ALPS), which was restarted after midnight Thursday and had processed around 100 tons of toxic water before its suspension.

According to the Japan Times, ALPS extracts most radioactive materials from contaminated water and is seen as crucial in the utility's efforts to process the vast amount of toxic water that continues to accumulate at the crippled No. 1 nuclear plant.

The utility initially started a trial run of lines A and B in March, but halted all operations in June after the tank of line A was found to be leaking water because of internal corrosion, the report added. (ANI)

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