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Nuclear Plant Leak Is Fixed

Posted by wlpo on July 23, 2010

Repairs are finished to an above-ground water storage tank what was leaking at the Exelon Nuclear plant in La Salle County.

Plant Vice-President Dave Wozniak says his employees took proper action to stop the leak and safely repair the tank.  He added there was never a threat to the public or employees themselves.

The tritium leak was discovered June 30th and was stopped after the affected tank was drained July 5th.  Company officials say there’s no indication the tritium left the station property.

Tritium is a form of hydrogen that produces a weak radiation level.

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