Highly radioactive material found in groundwater below Indian Point Energy Center in New York

Highly radioactive material has been measured in groundwater below Indian Point Energy Center in New York.

But nuclear officials say the public isn’t at risk… Of course.

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Indian Point Energy Center is an aging nuclear power plant located just 25 miles away from New York City. Photo: Tony Fisher

The Indian Point Energy Center in Buchanan is situated only 40 miles north of Manhattan.

And water contaminated by tritium leaked into the groundwater under the facility.

The contamination has remained contained to the site, they say

It is unclear how much water spilled, but samples showed the water had a radioactivity level of more than 8 million picocuries per liter, a 65,000 percent increase from the average at the plant.

These levels are the highest ever seen at Indian Point.

“Our first concern is for the health and safety of the residents close to the facility and ensuring the groundwater leak does not pose a threat… Tritium in the ground is not in accordance with our standards, but I think people should keep in mind there’s no health or safety consequences. There is no impact on drinking water on or off site.”

I hope so. By the way, this is where you shouldn’t drink tap water in the US.

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