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A Quarter of U.S. Nuclear Plants Leaking

 
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:32 pm    Post subject: A Quarter of U.S. Nuclear Plants Leaking Reply with quote

27 of 104 Plants Leak Radioactive Tritium, a Carcinogen, Raising Concerns About Nation's Aging Plants

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Radioactive tritium, a carcinogen discovered in potentially dangerous levels in groundwater at the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant, now taints at least 27 of the nation's 104 nuclear reactors raising concerns about how it is escaping from the aging nuclear plants.

The leaks many from deteriorating underground pipes come as the nuclear industry is seeking and obtaining federal license renewals, casting itself as a clean-green alternative to power plants that burn fossil fuels.


http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/02/01/national/main6163433.shtml

Vermont Yankee Nuclear Plant (2007).



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