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Virginia nuclear reactor plant leaking tritium into groundwater

Radioactive groundwater reported at Va. plant – WTKR, 2 Nov 10, LOUISA, Va. —Dominion Virginia Power said Monday it is seeking the source of low-level groundwater radiation detected by one of its monitoring stations at its twin-reactor nuclear power plant in North Anna.The utility said the elevated levels did not pose a health hazard to plant workers or residents, according to a filing with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.The elevated reading was detected in April by one of eight monitoring stations and has since returned to acceptable levels.

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