Unknown Amount of Radioactive Tritium Dumped into Mississippi River

update may 9 AP has finally picked up this story……http://www.sunherald.com/2011/05/09/3095044/nrc-checks-accidental-release.html  and http://www.google.com/search?tbo=u&tbs=mbl:1&source=og&q=%22grand%20gulf%20nuclear%20power%20plant%22&hl=en&ned=us&tab=nY#hl=en&safe=off&tbm=nws&sa=X&ei=dzLITcLXKYHAgQe5qpXLBA&sqi=2&ved=0CCMQBSgA&q=%2Btritium+%2Bmississippi&spell=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&fp=c1f41bd58bcd9ce3

“Water was found Thursday at the Unit 2 turbine building — which is an abandoned, partially constructed building — and began pumping the water into the river.

An alarm apparently alerted workers to the presence of tritium, a byproduct of the nuclear reactor processes. The pumps were turned off stopping the flow. Investigators are not certain why tritium was in the storm water or how it got there.”

via Natchez Democrat:

http://www.natchezdemocrat.com/2011/05/04/radioactive-water-released-into-river-at-grand-gulf/

after two days, the 2nd media report:

http://www2.wjtv.com/news/2011/may/02/radioactive-substance-found-mississippi-river-ar-1793435/

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