Radioactive Leak at Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant Possibly Reached Connecticut River
Leak Continues at Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant: (Feb 18, 2010)
A radioactive leak at the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant was reported to possibly have reached the Connecticut River:
...even wells showing tritium contamination ranging from 2,400 picocuries per liter (pCi/l) to 1.99 million pCi/l. According to federal standards, tritium levels above 20,000 pCi/l are considered unsafe. A well located just 100 feet from the Connecticut River tested at 113,800 pCi/l. No tritium has been found in samples of river water, but a state health official has said it is logical to assume that the radioactive plume had reached the river earlier this week.
Does anyone know how bad the leakage was? The Pioneer Valley is downstream... In the meantime, Obama is moving forward on the construction of two nuclear power plants in Georgia. What do you think?