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Monticello tritium leak

Page history last edited by Andrew Alder 1 month, 1 week ago

A page of energy issues




What we know


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monticello_Nuclear_Generating_Plant has one https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GE_BWR 


It leaked 1,300 gallons of radioactive water into the Mississippi River in an incident on 5 May 1982.


One of the nasties of the BWR is that primary coolant (containing Tritium and also other nasties goes  through the turbines



What I don't know


Exactly what this pipe was




News sites










Watch this space

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