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Nuclear Event: Catawba Nuclear Station

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posted on May, 16 2013 @ 11:13 AM
It would seem a couple nuclear plants in the area are experiencing issues.

This one is in South Carolina. Another event just occurred in North Carolina at the Wake County Nuclear Plant

Related? No evidence of that, just proximity and timing.


Federal regulators say more than 100 gallons of water with traces of a radioactive hydrogen isotope have leaked at a nuclear power plant in South Carolina. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Wednesday that the tritium leak isn't an emergency, but says the leak could reach groundwater. The NRC says the leak was found late Tuesday in a fiberglass discharge pipe. Duke Energy, which runs the plant, has started taking steps to fix the problem. The NRC says Duke is putting in a temporary sump pump to try to isolate the leak. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says drinking water that contains tritium can increase the risk of developing cancer.

Okay, both plants involved in these two separate "events" are operated by Duke Energy.
edit on 5/16/13 by AnonymousCitizen because: another coincidence

posted on May, 16 2013 @ 11:23 AM
reply to post by AnonymousCitizen

I think we will see more of these types of nuclear plant scenarios in the coming years. Alot of the power plants in this country are several decades old. Also maintenance is carried out by for profit corporations (who almost never invest in expensive safety equipment unless they absolutely have to, gotta keep those quarterly profit margins up.)

What really irks me about this though, they say it is not an emergency, then they go right on to say that it might reach the ground tables.

That statement right there should MAKE it an emergency.


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