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Radioactive isotope found in Vt. Yankee groundwater


Times Argus - 1:20 pm Thu Apr 1st, 2010

MONTPELIER A small amount of radioactive material was found in a test of groundwater wells at the Vermont Yankee nuclear facility, the plant confirmed Thursday.

The problem at the 38-year-old reactor is similar to those cropping up at nuclear plants around the country, with the discovery of a radioactive isotope called tritium in a monitoring well.

Vermont Yankee spokesman Robert Williams said Thursday the plant confirmed a report provided a day earlier by an independent testing laboratory hired to check samples from 32 groundwater monitoring wells on the site.

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Montpelier, VT 05602 (Set as Local)

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