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Tritium found in groundwater at former Wisconsin nuclear plant

Tritium found in groundwater at former Wisconsin nuclear plant | 13 March 2018 | (WI) The company charged with decommissioning a shuttered nuclear power plant in Genoa, has reported elevated levels of radioactive material in groundwater. LaCrosseSolutions, a subsidiary of the nuclear waste disposal company EnergySolutions, announced Monday that it had detected elevated levels of tritium in a monitoring well near the former reactor building. EnergySolutions spokesman Mark Walker said there was a reading of 24,200 picocuries per liter recorded on Feb. 14 in a monitoring well 25 feet below ground. Dairyland Power Cooperative workers at the neighboring coal-fired generator were instructed to stop drinking well water on March 6, although test results received Monday indicated water from the on-site well is safe to drink [!?!], according to LaCrosseSolutions.