Radioactive leak detected at South Carolina power plant
Friday, May 09, 2014 - 00:32
May 9 - Traces of radioactive isotopes are found in water following a leak at the Duke Energy nuclear power plant in Oconee County, South Carolina. Gavino Garay reports.
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Radioactive water has leaked out of a nuclear power plant run by Duke Energy in Oconee County, South Carolina.
Officials at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission say the water, which contains traces of radioactive hydrogen, is below limits that would make it dangerous to drink.
The leak was reported on Wednesday. Authorities said water was being moved from one chemical pond to another... when more than 100 gallons of it started flowing from the ground.
Duke Energy says the radioactive chemical known as 'Tritium' never made it into public water supply.
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