Category Archives: tritium

Another way to bury the lead: Refer to cobalt and tritium as chemicals in the headline

A horribly misleading headline accompanied KFVS-TV’s online story yesterday about the Callaway nuclear power plant: Elevated chemicals found in water near reactor Because of the use of the term chemicals in the headline, I assumed that the story would deal … Continue reading

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Indian Point sending robot to find source of tritium leak

New York’s Journal News reported today: Indian Point officials will send a camera-equipped robot into pipes beneath the nuclear power plant next week to try and find the source of radioactive material showing up in the groundwater below the plant. … Continue reading

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Tritium levels in seawater suggest that Fukushima is still leaking

According to a Kyodo News International report appearing on today’s GlobalPost website: Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Monday it has seen a rise in the level of radioactive tritium in seawater within the port at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear … Continue reading

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Event Reports: A scram in Arkansas, tritium in the water in Louisiana and a drunken supervisor in Illinois

Some incidents from this week’s NRC Event Reports page: 1. Unit 2 at the Arkansas Nuclear power plant shut down automatically from 100 per cent power Wednesday morning. The shutdown resulted from increased pressure in the Reactor Coolant System. According to this … Continue reading

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Event Reports: Tritium leak at Virginia nuke and a reactor scram in Minnesota

Two items from this morning’s NRC Event Reports: 1. The North Anna nuclear power plant notified the NRC that it had received a laboratory report from a water sample submitted on Feb. 17 from an on-site test well. The report … Continue reading

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Event Report: Minnesota nuke leaked tritium late last year

After reviewing an incident from the last week of November, 2011, the Prairie Island nuclear power plant decided that the seriousness of the accident required an Event Report to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Prairie Island reported that 3,900 gallons of … Continue reading

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Event Report: Update on loss of power incident at Illinois nuke

Today’s NRC Event Reports include the incident yesterday morning at the Byron Unit 2 reactor in Illinois. There are three significant updates.   First, the reactor is still operating on power supplied by the unit’s emergency diesel generators. So, at … Continue reading

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