Minnesota Nuke Plant Admits To 400,000 Gallon Leak Of Radioactive Water
Minnesotans are wondering why state regulators waited months to inform the public that hundreds of thousands of gallons of radioactive water leaked from Xcel Energy’s Monticello nuclear power plant.
Minnesota Department of Health released a statement Thursday about Xcel’s efforts to clean up 400,000 gallons of the water containing tritium that leaked from a water pipe running between two buildings at its plant.
Xcel first reported the leak to the Minnesota Duty Officer and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in November, but the spill was only made public this week.
“The leak was stopped and the company is monitoring the groundwater…