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Advanced Liquid Processing System (ALPS) for the decontamination of radioactive water at Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant was switched off because of a chemical leak, according to TEPCO.

Hydrochloric acid, used to neutralize alkaline water being decontaminated, was found seeping from a pipe joint.The joint was wrapped in a vinyl bag to contain the leakage,adding it was investigating the cause of the trouble.The systems are expected to play a crucial role in treating huge amounts of toxic water accumulating at the plant.

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ALPS system shut down over leak (Japan Times)

 


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