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Old 05-15-2013, 11:46 AM
 
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According to a report from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, more than 100 gallons of water, with traces of a radioactive hydrogen isotope has from the station, the leak was discovered around 11:23 p.m. on Tuesday night. Officials at the Lake Wylie-based nuclear station reported the leak to federal officials around 2:52 a.m. Wednesday morning.

Radioactive leak reported at Catawba Nuclear Station - WBTV 3 News, Weather, Sports, and Traffic for Charlotte, NC
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Old 05-15-2013, 04:24 PM
 
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A leak greater than 100 gallons containing tritium has the potential to reach groundwater.

How greater???

More than 100 gallons of water, with traces of a radioactive hydrogen isotope.

How much more??
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:22 PM
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Location: The CLT area
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Thanks Sunny, for posting this

CW: Per the article: "The tritium levels in this water were less than one-half of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency drinking water standards and pose no public health risks, Duke Energy stated in a release on Wednesday afternoon."

There shouldn't be any consequences to the leak. Yet leaks/accidents of any kind, of any degree, are unacceptable.
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Old 05-16-2013, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I was wondering why I caught a fish with three eyes while fishing the other day.
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