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ALPS stops again

January 8, 2014

Decontamination system stops working



Tokyo Electric Power Company on Wednesday stopped using its systems to decontaminate radioactive water at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

It has used the Advanced Liquid Processing System, or ALPS, to remove radioactive substances from contaminated water stored at the site.

TEPCO officials say the crane to remove the container from the ALPS stopped working on Tuesday.

The container which stores radioactive substances has to be replaced when it gets full.

On Wednesday TEPCO stopped operating all 3 ALPS systems. It says it may take long time to restart.

The company intends to decontaminate all radioactive water stored in the tanks by March 2015.

Jan. 8, 2014 - Updated 13:05 UTC

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