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)

[emphasis added – FC]


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)


On the NRC’s Deceptive Event Reporting

11 02 2016

NRC Event Reports for 2016 OMIT the January near-critical accident at Oak Ridge nuke bomb factory.

Did you know nuke plants and nuke weapons and nuke “medicine” factories only report accidents if they feel like it? It is entirely VOLUNTARY.

We got a whiff of this stink-pot in the early news report (Feb. 6th) about the Indian Point (NY) contamination –

The Journal News
Entergy voluntarily notified the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, state agencies and stakeholders about the elevated levels of tritium in the monitoring wells . . . “
” . . . The US NRC relies completely upon an industry voluntary self-reporting initiative also known as the Groundwater Protection Initiative (GPI) coordinated through the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) .
Under GPI protocol, Entergy provided the State of New York with a “courtesy call” (!!!) and informed them of the tritium contamination in apparently[sic] two groundwater monitoring wells (MW-32 plus one other). NRC is handling this through the Region 1 Office of Public Affairs.”

atom2  NEI = Nuclear Energy[sic] Institute

NO NRC Event Report on Indian Point radiation leak when it happened.
oijaBdThen they chime in on Feb. 11 – five days after it made headlines around the word – with this nutty assessment :
“. . . groundwater tests at Indian Point that confirm   anticipated fluctuations   in tritium levels” (!!!)
(event #51724)

— 2007 doc:



atom2NEI = Nuclear Energy[sic] Institute

NUCLEAR ENERGY INSTITUTE, Communications Strategy: Groundwater Protection Initiative
   Translation: nuke industry PR in case the public finds out about a giant radioactive release or spill!

NRC: Public Meetings for Groundwater Contamination (Tritium) < only updated til 2010(!)


Flood Threat To Nuclear Plants Covered Up For Years

15 09 2012

From Huffington Post

By Tom Zeller Jr.

Flood Threat To Nuclear Plants Covered Up By Regulators, NRC Whistleblower Claims

In a letter submitted Friday afternoon to internal investigators at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, a whistleblower engineer within the agency accused regulators of deliberately covering up information relating to the vulnerability of U.S. nuclear power facilities that sit downstream from large dams and reservoirs.

The letter also accuses the agency of failing to act to correct these vulnerabilities despite being aware of the risks for years. . . . (more)

US Officials Lied About Dangers of Fukushima From Day 1 Docs Obtained by Freedom of Information Act Show

13 05 2012

 A Freedom of Information Act(FOIA) request filed by Friends of the Earth (FoE), Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR), and the Nuclear Information and Resource Center (NIRS) has unearthed a shocking series of new evidence proving a deliberate, global cover-up of the true severity of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. And the unfortunate reality is that the mainstream media continues to blatantly ignore this colossal scandal.

Private emails, meeting transcripts and other key documents reveal that both the Obama White House and the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission(NRC) were well aware of just how bad things really were with Fukushima from the early days of the disaster, but did nothing to warn the public about it. In fact, NRC and the White House purposely did not warn Americans about a massive radiation plume that struck the West Coast just days after the massive earthquake and tsunami hit Japan’s eastern coast. . .  (more)

SEE ALSO – Alexander Higgins article on it (with sources)

This is no alarmist article. The NRC file shows they knew on March 15 (2011) there were fires and explosions at Fukushima Daiichi.

We downloaded the docs and took this screengrab from p.6:


NRC docs (big files)  –    [pictured here]

OH! And while they were telling us “everything’s OK”, “under control”, “cold shut down – blah-blah” –  HERE is what they were telling EACH OTHER!

From p. 82 here  (red marks are ours)

And –  In this NRC doc,  Tsunami Hazard Assessment at Nuclear Power Plant Sites in the United States of America 

In the 118 page document from 2009 there are guidelines and suggestions for making some tsunami hazard maps for US coastal areas with nuke plants.
In the entire document there is NO mention of
back up generators,
diesel generators
or any generators of any kind.
The is NO mention of
back up power at all.



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