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Exelon says radioactive leak has been contained

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posted on Jun, 9 2009 @ 04:10 PM
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Exelon says radioactive leak has been contained


www.chicagobreakingnews.com

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
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posted on Jun, 9 2009 @ 04:10 PM
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In a climate of the 'green issue' constantly ringing in our ears, its a little unnerving to hear breaking news such as this.

I'm just hoping that this doesn't make it into the drinking water. Just about a week or so ago there was an issue in Crestwood in the south suburbs having contaminated drinking water...

Exelon need to be a little more proactive methinks...

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posted on Jun, 9 2009 @ 04:21 PM
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tritium is also used in thermo nuclear bombs as a booster to increase the yield - so quite honestly its not a `by product`



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