There is no threat to drinking water
Xcel Energy said the leak came from a water pipe running between two buildings at the Monticello plant and had been plugged. “We are working to ensure that this cleanup is as accomplished as possible with as little or no risk as possible,” said Kirk Koudelka, MPCA’s assistant commissioner for lands and strategic initiatives. There is currently no indication of danger to drinking water in the vicinity of the plant.
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Missing radioactive cylinder in Thailand
Significantly, tritium is a radioactive form of hydrogen, which is produced in the atmosphere. It is a byproduct of the production of electricity by nuclear power plants. Earlier in Thailand, the missing of a cylinder containing dangerous radioactive material left the officials in a tizzy. People were warned of serious health risks if the cylinders went missing. Earlier in January, there was a stir in Australia due to the disappearance of a radioactive capsule.
(with agency inputs)