Rusty Dennen writes about the environment and the great outdoors.
North Anna tritium report
Dominion power reported a spike of tritium in one of its groundwater monitoring wells at North Anna Power Station. The company told the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Friday that the amount is below NRC reporting requirements, but that it made the report voluntarily. Dominion says there is no danger to the public or plant employees. A radioactive form of hydrogen, tritium is a byproduct of electricity production at nuclear power plants, and can wind up in ground water through spills or leaking pipes. It has been an issue at some other nuclear plants. See my story tomorrow for more details.