According to the Vermont Department of Health, a water sample taken from the Connecticut River just offshore from Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant in Vernon tested positive for tritium.
The sample, which was taken about six feet from the shore on Nov. 3, had a level of 1,120 picocuries per liter.
A sample analyzed by a laboratory contracted by Entergy, which owns and operates the plant, tested at 1,230 picocuries per liter.
Published: December 26th, 2011 at 3:59 pm ET
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