Nuclear power plant leaks tritium into groundwater
|April 26, 2010||Posted by artisangwm under blog, Groundwater in the News|
In January 2010, the Yankee Nuclear Power Plant in Montpellier, VT leaked tritium, a known carcinogen, into the groundwater. Levels of tritium in the water increased for over a month before beginning to fall. The leak has eroded confidence in the reactor in the surrounding community.
The recent leak will be discussed at an open house on Monday in Brattleboro, Vt where Nuclear Regulatory Commission officials will field questions from members of the community and government officials.
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