Canadian nuke reports coolant leak, worker exposure to radiation

Hydro Quebec reported that Unit 2 at the Gentilly nuclear power plant leaked heavy water coolant into the facility’s reactor building last week. Two workers were exposed to low levels of radiation in the incident.

Details are still thin about what happened at Gentilly. The press coverage is all derived from a brief press release on the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission’s (CNSC) website. Here’s a link to that press release: http://www.nuclearsafety.gc.ca/eng/mycommunity/facilities/becancour/index.cfm

The incident will be discussed at a CNSC meeting today.

Gentilly is located on the St. Lawrence River about 150 miles north of Vermont and New Hampshire.

 

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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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