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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Feds say tritium cleanup dependent on a number of factors

Feds say tritium cleanup dependent on a number of factors
The potential cost to clean up tritium-contaminated groundwater at the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant depends on several conditions, said Neil Sheehan, a spokesman for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Among the factors are the tritium's decay rate, groundwater conditions and estimations of the maximum amount of radiation exposure the public could receive, he added. "[Plant owner] Entergy is still developing that information," Sheehan said. Brattleboro Reformer (Vt.)

http://www.reformer.com/localnews/ci_14677980

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