Event Report: Tritium contamination reported at Tennessee nuke

In October, the Sequoyah nuclear power plant in Tennessee drilled two new monitoring wells “in an area known to have contained previously reported releases of tritium….” Yesterday, Sequoyah reported tritium levels “greater than 20,000 pCi/L which is the threshold for drinking water.” There is no information so far to indicate that tritium has moved beyond the initial test well. Plant operators are continuing to investigate the source of the tritium.


About Robert Singleton

By day, I work for a call center. In my spare time, I try to save my hometown (and planet) from a nearly constant onslaught of greedheads, lunatics and land developers. I live in a fictional town called Austin, Texas, where I go to way too many meetings.
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