NRC Confirms 2005 Tritium Leak At Vermont Yankee

02/22/10 5:51PM

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Officials with the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission have confirmed that the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant had a leak of radioactive tritium 5 years ago.

That leak was reported by a whistle blower to a member of the Legislative Oversight Panel last week. Now, NRC officials are confirming that report.

In a conference call with reporters today, NRC officials said the 2005 leak is currently under investigation.

Plant officials are trying to determine the source of a tritium leak into groundwater at the reactor that was reported last month.



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