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Sun Feb 7, 2016, 10:42 AM

Radioactive ground water leak in New York

http://www.lohud.com/story/news/politics/politics-on-the-hudson/2016/02/06/ny-probe-radioactive-water-leak-indian-point/79929984/

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JonathanRackham Feb 2016 OP
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Response to JonathanRackham (Original post)

Sun Feb 7, 2016, 10:56 AM

1. Not good. This isn't the first time for this particular type of problem

http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/money/industries/energy/2011-06-27-nuclear-plant-leaks_n.htm

Radioactive tritium has leaked from three-quarters of U.S. commercial nuclear power sites, often into groundwater from corroded, buried piping, an Associated Press investigation shows. The number and severity of the leaks has been escalating, even as federal regulators extend the licenses of more and more reactors across America.

Tritium, which is a radioactive form of hydrogen, has leaked from at least 48 of 65 sites, according to U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission records reviewed as part of the AP's yearlong examination of safety issues at aging nuclear power plants. Leaks from at least 37 of those facilities contained concentrations exceeding the federal drinking water standard sometimes at hundreds of times the limit.

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Sun Feb 7, 2016, 12:07 PM

2. yes, but what's really important is continuing to fund the military.

Because we only haver a military budget that dwarfs the next 26 defense budgets in the world--all of which are our allies. We are in deep deep trouble if we spend any money on infrastructure.

USA USA USA

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