June 22, 2011

U.S. Nuke Plants' Tritium Peril Should You Worry?

Jeffrey Kluger, Time


AP

Tritium is one of those elements that just sounds bad. There's something about the name that simply feels radioactive even before you know what the stuff is. That's one of the reasons people have been so spooked by a new investigation the Associated Press conducted of Nuclear Regulatory Commission records, revealing that tritium has leaked from power plants at a disturbing 48 of 65 sites studied . . .

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