Nuclear water leaks into N.J. aquifer
State agency calls for stopping flow
Tritium leaks have been reported in other nuclear plants
Salem reported a tritium leak some time ago. I questioned NRC and State officials about the matter and was told that the leak was confined ON SITE and is now under control.
It is understandable, as these plants age, underground pipes corrode. Yet, half the plants operating now have been granted a license renewal for another 20 years. (none have been refused).
These license renewals not only invite further corrosion of underground pipes but also subject the material to embrittlement. A process by which metals, and high-strength steel become brittle and fracture..There was a good reason for limiting the operation of these plants to only 40 years.
Trust us say the officials. Do You ?