On Sept. 7, Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) announced that it has partially resumed the purification of contaminated water at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.
The company suspended the purification work on Aug. 30. A hole was found in some of the filters which remove radioactive substances from emissions, and operations were suspended to conduct inspections. There are filters in 25 locations in the two purification facilities. Of the 19 locations which have been inspected, 18 were found to be damaged. One out of a total of six systems have been repaired, and operations resumed.