Category Archives: tritium

Update: Coolant leak just latest problem at Canadian nuke; Radiation also leaked to the environment in two incidents

A mid-December leak of heavy water at Canada’s Point Lepreau nuclear power plant is worrying nuclear regulators. As CBC News reported today: The head of Canada’s Nuclear Safety Commission calls two recent incidents at the Point Lepreau nuclear generating station … Continue reading

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Vermont newspaper recaps year of concerns at Vermont Yankee

In an article about the ongoing fight over relicensing the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant, the Brattleboro Reformer published this rundown of the problems the station has faced in the last year: The cleanup of a leak of tritiated water … Continue reading

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Event Reports: Human errors, tritium releases and a hydrogen leak

Some items from today’s NRC Event Reports:   1. Sometimes safety systems can be overcome by human error. Early yesterday morning, a technician left two doors open in the Unit 2 reactor building at the Dresden nuclear power plant in … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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