Fox News: Outrage after radioactive cesium found in lake near nuclear plant — Used for drinking water — Mayor: No one ever told me of abnormally high concentrations #Muehleberg #Switzerland

Published: July 14th, 2013 at 2:18 pm ET
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Title: ‘Radioactivity found in Swiss lake’ near nuclear plant
Source: Fox News via AFP
Date: July 14, 2013
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Scientists have discovered a radioactive substance in sediment under a Swiss lake used for drinking water and situated near a nuclear plant [Muehleberg, 11 miles west of the nation's capital], the Le Matin Dimanche weekly reported Sunday. [...]

The plant is believed to have caused a spike in cesium 137 found in the sediment of Lake Biel and dating back to 2000 through the discharge of contaminated waste water [...]

Politicians and environmentalists however expressed outrage Sunday that the plant and nuclear inspectors had provided no information about the higher levels of cesium 137 released more than a decade ago into a lake that provides 68 percent of the drinking water to the nearby town [...]

“No one ever told me that there were abnormally high concentrations in the lake,” Hans Stoekli, who served as Biel mayor from 1990 to 2010 [...]

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