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A radioactive leak at Exelon's Dresden nuclear power plant has been contained and isn't a risk to public health, authorities said today.
Leaked tritium -- a radioactive by-product of nuclear reaction that can cause cancer and birth defects -- was found Saturday during routine tests at the Grundy County plant, according to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
The leak is not believed to have left the 1,700-acre plant site. Exelon officials said leaked tritium has not entered the public water supply.
But the company hasn't found the cause or source of the leak, which was discovere