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Minnesota regulators said Thursday they’re monitoring the cleanup of a leak of 400,000 gallons of radioactive water from Xcel Energy’s Monticello nuclear power plant, and the company said there’s no danger to the public. The leak was first detected in November of last year.
“Xcel Energy took swift action to contain the leak to the plant site, which poses no health and safety risk to the local community or the environment,” the Minneapolis-based utility said in a statement.
While Xcel reported the leak of water containing tritium to state and federal authorities in late November, the spill had not been made public before Thursday.
State officials claimed they were waiting to get more information before announcing the leak publicly.
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency spokesman Michael Rafferty said they were aware of the leak, but Xcel had not yet identified the source.
“Now that we have all the information about where the leak occurred, how much was released into groundwater, and that contaminated groundwater had moved beyond the original location, we are sharing this information,” Rafferty said, assuring that the contaminated water remains on the Xcel property and poses no risk to the public.
Chris Clark, president of Xcel Energy-Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota, said in a statement to CBS Minnesota on Thursday, “If at any point there had been concern for the public safety, we would of course, immediately have provided more information. But we also wanted to make sure we fully understood what was going on before we started raising any concerns with the public around us.”
Twitter user “RAWSALERTS” shared the following details Friday evening:
#BREAKING: Over 400,000 gallons of radioactive water has leaked from a nuclear plant #Monticello | #Minnesota.
The Minnesota Department of Health and other state agencies are currently monitoring the Xcel Energy Monticello Nuclear plant after over 400,000 gallons of water containing a radioactive water and chemicals has leaked into the ground at the site. The agency says the leak hasn’t left the facility or contaminated drinking water sources. The company said there’s no danger to the public.
The leakage has been happening since last year in November of 2022 but the Xcel Energy Monticello Nuclear plant and hasn’t made it public until today.
🚨#UPDATE: The leakage has been happening since last year in November of 2022 but the Xcel Energy Monticello Nuclear plant and hasn’t made it public until today pic.twitter.com/YcPx2yCMW4
— R A W S A L E R T S (@rawsalerts) March 17, 2023
Minnesota regulators said they’re monitoring the cleanup of a leak of 400,000 gallons of radioactive water from Xcel Energy’s Monticello nuclear power plant.
The company said there’s no danger to the public. https://t.co/3fqFGd9lXJ
— CBS News (@CBSNews) March 17, 2023
Minnesota regulators said Thursday they’re monitoring the cleanup of a leak of 400,000 gallons of radioactive water from Xcel Energy’s Monticello nuclear power plant, and the company said there’s no danger to the public. https://t.co/2cyZyMFfRX
— The Associated Press (@AP) March 17, 2023
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What’s next? Too many things are going on in this country that I feel like I’m no longer in America, at least no longer in America the great!
Just where did this leak continue to seep. Any river, stream, lake or aquafer that supplies water to people. You know how lies are always put forth, then after damage is done, people are told something else.
Hah. I highly doubt it. For months they let their citizens get poisoned without telling them if they had the info they were poisoned
And que the Anti nuke’s……
America is a f*ck up nation. It only took 2 years under numb nuts and Obummer.
Calm down everybody. They said there’s no danger to the public. Trust them.🙄
These days the word trust means lies, and the word lies mean bigger lies that we are hiding from you.
It takes yrs seeping into soil. They speak Lies! No harm. Where’s the environmentalists? There was a leak yrs ago in upstate N.Y. A friend was pregnant at that time who lived nearby. Her child was born with special needs & she blamed the leak. Let’s leave it there. Who trusts anything this gov’t tells you? It’s finally come out now after a year? What’s not right about that? The townspeople must have known because the powerplant employees must have shared the news. There must have been a shut down & cleanup. They wear special suits & get hosed down after & checked for radioactive on them. Who are they kidding? The effects will show up someplace, sometime.
I have no trust in any of these agencies any longer. Never thought that would happen but it has and democrats & rinos are the reason I don’t.
Exactly right & we should All be pretty sick & tired of all the chaos the Democratic Party has caused us. Including their pals Dr. Fauci, Deborah Burke. The millions that big Pharma made on testing the Masses of People they ne
was a gross misuse of Power from forced immunizations! Bastards!!!!! We do not know the outcome of a vaccine that was not FDA approved in the manner which we are accustomed. 7-10 yrs to be exact. We were used like guinea pigs & nobody said a word. So many lost loved ones. Aren’t we sick of this administration? This is total B.S. with everything that going on & purely a political fight between 2 parties. F****n grow up! We are being destroyed by you a*****es!