WSJM: NRC: 79 Gallons Of Mildly Radioactive Water From Palisades Released [...] A leaking water tank is blamed for the latest shutdown at the Palisades nuclear power plant. Nuclear Regulatory Commission spokeswoman Viktoria Mitlyng says over the weekend, some “mildly radioactive” water got into Lake Michigan [...]
Michigan Live: Radioactive water was released into Lake Michigan before Palisades nuclear plant shutdown Sunday [...] Before Sunday’s shutdown of Palisades Nuclear Power Plant, about 79 gallons of diluted radioactive water were released into Lake Michigan, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Monday, May 6. [...] The nuclear power plant was offline Monday as inspectors and Palisades staff worked on finding and repairing the leak. The tank will have to be drained to determine the location of the leak. [...] Palisades has been under extra scrutiny after a series of safety issues in 2011. In September, the NRC conducted an 11-day inspection of the plant and determined that those problems had been “adequately addressed” by operators, but that additional monitoring was warranted. [...]
AP: NRC: ‘Very slightly radioactive water’ enters Lake Michigan [...] A federal safety official says that 79 gallons of “very slightly radioactive water” from a leaky tank at the Palisades Nuclear Power Plant spilled into Lake Michigan. Operators of the southwestern Michigan plant shut it down Sunday after discovering a growing leak Saturday in a water storage tank. [...] The NRC is sending a metallurgy expert to locate the source of the leak.
See also: “Tritium and other contaminants are routinely released in monitored increments from nuclear plants” -NBC News
Published: May 6th, 2013 at 3:22 pm ET