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Nuclear reactors routinely release radioactive gases into the environment



This graphic best explains issues with venting and filtering of nuclear reactor cores under normal operations. The venting is done approximately once every three months at the beginning of fuel cycle and once a month or more at the end of fuel cycle. Noble gases like Krypton 85 are chemically inert single atoms. They go right through the filters.



February 3, 2019 Posted by | radiation | , | Leave a comment