Facility: GRAND GULF
"On 4/28/2011, Grand Gulf Nuclear Station Unit 2 turbine building sump samples indicated tritium presence. The Unit 2 turbine building is an abandoned, partially constructed building. Follow-up review and investigation confirmed that water from Unit 2 turbine building sump had been pumped to the environment through installed sump pumps and piping connected between the sumps and roof drains on the Unit 2 turbine building.The release has been terminated by turning off the sump pumps located in the Unit 2 turbine building. Site procedures require notification of off-site agencies, therefore the NRC is being notified in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(xi)." The NRC Resident Inspector has been informed. The state will be informed.
Originally posted by boaby_phet
surely if something like this happened, at least the people living near the river would be told, this would be a legality they could not avoid...esspecialy as people are more on alert at the moment thanks to fukishima.
Originally posted by XmikaX
i wonder what happen when tritium meets corexit
The beta particles emitted are a form of ionizing radiation also known as beta rays. The production of beta particles is termed beta decay.
Ionizing (or ionising) radiation consists of particles or electromagnetic waves that are energetic enough to detach electrons from atoms or molecules, therefore ionizing them.
the manufacturer's own safety data sheet on Corexit EC9527A says the main components are 2-butoxyethanol and a proprietary organic sulfonate with a small concentration of propylene glycol.
The mechanism by which radiation causes damage to human tissue, or any other material, is by ionization of atoms in the material. Ionizing radiation absorbed by human tissue has enough energy to remove electrons from the atoms that make up molecules of the tissue. When the electron that was shared by the two atoms to form a molecular bond is dislodged by ionizing radiation, the bond is broken and thus, the molecule falls apart. This is a basic model for understanding radiation damage.
Originally posted by v1rtu0s0
Great thread, muzz. S+F.
Where have you been???
Anyways, I was actually going to post this but I assumed someone already posted it on ATS when it happened. I guess I shouldn't assume.
In the coming years, these nuclear plants will get exponentially more dangerous as they age and become less reliable.edit on 7-5-2011 by v1rtu0s0 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by wasco2
reply to post by muzzleflash
I think your source is scare mongering, probably to further an anti-nuke agenda. I'm sure it a conspiracy and all but did anyone notice how the NRC classed this?:
Think that might be why it's not in the news?