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Radioactive tritium leaks found at 48 US nuke sites
06-21-2011, 01:25 PM #1
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BRACEVILLE, Ill. — Radioactive tritium has leaked from three-quarters of U.S. commercial nuclear power sites, often into groundwater from corroded, buried piping, an Associated Press investigation shows.

The number and severity of the leaks has been escalating, even as federal regulators extend the licenses of more and more reactors across the nation.

Tritium, which is a radioactive form of hydrogen, has leaked from at least 48 of 65 sites, according to U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission records reviewed as part of the AP's yearlong examination of safety issues at aging nuclear power plants.

Leaks from at least 37 of those facilities contained concentrations exceeding the federal drinking water standard — sometimes at hundreds of times the limit.


06-21-2011, 06:20 PM #2
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06-21-2011, 07:24 PM #3
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So much denial anything is happening yet copious amounts of radiation are in the atmosphere and leeching into the ground water. Infant mortality is already on the rise in the US and it won't be long till the cancers begin to show. That's the best you can say about the effects of Fukushima, the tritium leaks are just icing on the cake from a system that protects us from danger be infringing upon civil liberties as opposed to tackling any real problems.
What real problems? dunno.gif



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