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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

 

https://www.mprnews.org/story/2023/03/22/what-we-know-about-the-monticello-nuclear-plant-radioactive-tritium-leak

 

https://www.health.state.mn.us/communities/environment/air/tritiumleak.html

 

https://www.npr.org/2023/03/19/1164588882/minnesota-nuclear-power-plant-leak-contaminated-water

 

https://apnews.com/article/minnesota-xcel-energy-nuclear-radioactive-tritium-leak-c7a12ecb1b203179c5f7fef42bd0a3aa

 

Watch this space

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