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.