Tag 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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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: 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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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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Four incidents from today’s NRC Event Reports

A fire alarm in containment, a toxic chemical leak, elevated tritium levels and failure of two Emergency Diesel Generators top Friday’s NRC Event Reports: 1. During startup yesterday morning, operators at the Robinson nuclear power plant in South Carolina declared … Continue reading

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