Indian Point Deteriorates – tritium, radioactive hydrogen, at 8 million picoCuries per liter!

11 02 2016

Beyond NuclearMum’s the word as radioactive leak at Indian Point gets worse

“Entergy’s Indian Point nuclear power plant at Buchanan, NY is leaking more radioactive tritium at higher concentrations into groundwater draining into the Hudson River. Failure of a sump pump needed for filtering radioactivity in contaminated water accumulated from a refueling outage is believed to be the cause of this latest spill picked up in three onsite monitoring wells next to Unit 2.

The depth, breadth and flow rate of the underground contaminated plume remains unknown. One monitoring well (MW-32), which is 57 feet deep, first tested positive for high levels of tritium, radioactive hydrogen, at 8 million picoCuries per liter (pCi/L). In a press release, Entergy “voluntarily” admitted that a more recent follow-up test for tritium has now increased by 80%(!!!). Beyond Nuclear badgered the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for more transparency to find that tritium levels in three monitoring wells have soared. RadBottle Tritium concentrations  have risen in MW-30 from 1.5 million pCi/L to 2.7 million pCi/L, MW-31 from 38,100 pCi/L to 9.5 million pCi/L and MW-32 is now 14.8 million pCi/L. (!!!)

But “voluntary” compliance automatically ducks reliable reporting, federal regulations and enforcement action. . . . “  (more)

http://www.beyondnuclear.org/home/2016/2/10/mums-the-word-as-radioactive-leak-at-indian-point-gets-worse.html

[emphasis added – FC]

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Document on tritium and health (from the Beyond Nuclear article)


Feb. 12 –

A Green Road BlogAging Nuclear Reactors, Safety Lies, Deceptions, Embrittlement, Earthquakes Plus Profits At Any Cost, Until Complete Catastrophic Failure, Radiation Leak Getting Worse At Nuclear Plant Near NYC

ENE-NewsCBS: Radiation leak “getting worse” at nuclear plant near NYC — Levels increase over 120,000%, almost 15 million pCi/L — Governor: “Extremely disconcerting” — Expert: I don’t think they know where it’s coming from — Radioactive Antimony now being detected (VIDEO)

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11 02 2016
flyingcuttlefish

Congresswoman Nita Lowey (Westchester/Rockland), at a Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Budget Hearing before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies on Wednesday, February 10, 2016, questions NRC Chairman Stephen Burns about safety lapses at the Indian Point Energy Center in Buchanan, NY. Lowey called the recent tritium leak at Indian Point another alarming safety lapse at this aging facility. Lowey has called on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to investigate this leak, and asked NRC Chairman Stephen Burns about the tritium leak at a this hearing.

11 02 2016
A Green Road Project

Reblogged this on A Green Road Daily News.

12 02 2016
flyingcuttlefish
12 02 2016
flyingcuttlefish

Enformable Who is monitoring the health of populations around nuclear power plants?
http://enformable.com/2016/02/who-is-monitoring-health-of-populations-around-nuclear-power-plants/

“…How unfortunate, then, that EPA’s 1977 radiation standards failed to require measurement of releases for either carbon-14 or tritium. Why?—because there was no economically and technologically feasible way to filter out radioactive carbon and radioactive hydrogen, a condition EPA says remains unchanged. To sum up: EPA has decided if the pollution can’t be filtered, society is better off not knowing how much the nuclear machine is pumping out. “

12 02 2016
flyingcuttlefish
12 02 2016
flyingcuttlefish

Riverkeeper’s ‘Close Indian Point’ page
http://www.riverkeeper.org/campaigns/stop-polluters/indian-point/

12 02 2016
flyingcuttlefish

14 02 2016
14 02 2016
flyingcuttlefish

NYC Engineering Security | Protective Design for High Risk Buildings
CHAPTER 7: GUIDELINES ON AIR HANDLING & AIR MONITORING SYSTEMS
http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/html/counterterrorism/engineeringsecurity_070_guidlines_on_air_handling_and_air_monitoring.shtml

14 02 2016
flyingcuttlefish

The Journal NewsIndian Point tour brings lohud editors inside the controversial plant
http://www.lohud.com/story/opinion/2016/02/12/indian-point-tour/80077386/

29 02 2016
flyingcuttlefish

Forbes FortuneIndian Point Leak Foreshadows the End of the Nuclear Age

http://fortune.com/2016/02/28/indian-point-end-of-nuclear-age/

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