Another leak at Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant, and no one cares. Not even TEPCO cares, as the leak was first found at 8:30AM on March 26, but there will be no press conference (now it's once a day) until 6PM.
From TEPCO's email on March 26, 2012 sent out to reporters who have signed up for email notices (from Ryuichi Kino's tweets):
To stop the leak, we stopped the operation of the reverse osmosis apparatus. The leak from the pipe has stopped almost completely. Part of the leaked water has gone into the nearby drain. We are investigating whether the water leaked outside the plant.
淡水化装置は、サリーやキュリオンといったセシウムの吸着塔から出てきた汚染水から塩分を取り除き、原子炉に戻せるようにする部分。メールを見ると、逆浸透膜で処理した濃縮塩水が漏れてるので、セシウム以外の放射性物質、とくに全ベータが濃い部分ではないかと。The reverse osmosis apparatus is to desalinate the water from the cesium absorption towers like SARRY and Kurion so that the water could be injected back into the reactors. According to TEPCO's email, the concentrated salt water after the reverse osmosis is leaking. Probably high concentration of radioactive materials except for cesium, particularly all beta radioactivity.
The leak was discovered at 8:30 in the morning. When there was a TEPCO press conference at 11AM a new development like this was explained in the press conference. Now there is only one press conference in the evening, so the newspapers and TV will separately ask TEPCO's PR department. I think it would be better for TEPCO to make an official announcement...
Well, let's see from TEPCO's own information what kind of radioactive materials exist in what concentration in the water after being treated in the reverse osmosis apparatus.