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New Well at Pilgrim Shows High Tritium Levels

The well at Pilgrim Nuclear Station showed elevated levels of tritium.

Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station. Credit: Entergy via the Flickr account of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nrcgov/
Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station. Credit: Entergy via the Flickr account of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nrcgov/
Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station had to file an event report with the federal government over elevated levels of a radioactive element found in a new test well.

The well, one of 23 around the site, showed elevated levels of tritium. The facility will begin testing more frequently, according to the event report.

Read the entire event report at this link on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's website.

wedge January 19, 2014 at 11:40 AM
Shut this toxic dump down now… what are we waiting for?
jack ahearn January 20, 2014 at 10:23 AM
Plymouth is past it's prime.An incident could render everyone's property up to boston obsolete.I can't even believe they now want to store radioactive material on the site.We already have radioactive fish from Fukushima swimming off our shores.Now some people are suggesting that we use the ocean to dump this toxic material.
Bob Ercolini January 25, 2014 at 08:54 AM
federal law protects the plant owners with no liability in the event a tragedy. Hundreds of thousands of lives and billions in property are at risk. The plant owners and other beneficiaries should be required to post a billion dollar bond to help insure its safe operation by an independent entity looking to protect its billion dollars. We simply can not trust unnamed government officials to protect Residents and property owners. Far too much is at stake and a billion dollar bond would require the extensive safeguards needed insure that the plant operate safely, if it can be operated safely. We simply can't leave it to the owners, employees or distant government officials.

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