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Is the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant Leaking Radioactive Materials, and is this Dangerous?

Allison Friedman MA, United States 0 Ratings 327 Discussions 86 Group posts

Posted by: Allison Friedman // Rate It Green Admin

Owned by Entergy, New York's Indian Point nuclear plant is apparently leaking tritium, a radioactive substance. Three of the forty Indian Point wells showed an increase in radioactive material, and one well showed a 65,000 percent increase. Samples taken from groundwater local to the plant show contamination levels 80% higher than previous samples.

Entergy states that this leak will not harm local inhabitants, as the groundwater is located on their property. This comment seems alarming to some extent, as water on one property doesn't likely stay in once place but more likely enter's the local and global water cycle eventually.

Indian Point may be a critical power source, but the plant is 40 years old, and it just seems that there have been just a few too many leaks and red flags. Governor Cuomo has ordered an investigation, but Officials are saying not to panic, as the radioactive materials have not migrated off the site - to date. Tritium leaks seem common enough to a surprising percentage of nuclear of plants, but the suddenness and size of the shift is drawing attention.

To read more: http://inhabitat.com/new-york-citys-nuclear-power-plant-leaking-uncontrollable-radioactive-flow-into-hudson-river/?newinfinitescroll=true
http://www.popsci.com/elevated-radiation-levels-found-in-groundwater-near-new-york-nuclear-plant

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