FAQ

QWhat is ALPS-treated water? How is it different to contaminated water?
AALPS-treated water is contaminated water that has been treated to reduce radionuclides to below regulatory levels. Contaminated water contains radioactive materials, and it becomes contaminated after coming into contact with fuel debris in the reactor building. This water is treated using advanced liquid processing systems to reduce all radionuclides, except for tritium, to below regulatory levels.

Contaminated water and ALPS-treated water are not the same. Contaminated water contains high levels of radioactive materials and is generated on a daily basis from the reactor building. ALPS-treated water is water that has been treated using advanced liquid processing systems to reduce all radionuclides, except for tritium, to below clearance levels for release into the environment.