Tritium leak reaches local drinking water aquifer

Tritium was discovered in a former drinking water well at Vermont Yankee, according to the Vermont Department of Health. The well where the tritium was found is about 360 feet deep, passing through the bedrock into the underground aquifer at the plant. The sample taken from the well revealed tritium concentration of 1,380 picocuries-per-liter.
Entergy Louisiana could be doing more to stop the spread of these dangerous chemicals, but are refusing. Installing new extraction wells and drilling them deeper could keep hundreds of thousands of gallons of contaminated water from migrating into the aquifer.  Instead, Entergy Louisiana plans on ending their limited water extraction efforts this December. 
We need to pressure our state agencies to ensure Entergy Louisiana takes all possible steps to mitigate this contamination of our water.
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