Tainted water in Will preserve

Tainted water in Will preserve

There are 14 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Feb 3, 2006, titled Tainted water in Will preserve. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

By Hal Dardick Tribune staff reporter Published February 3, 2006 More radioactive tritium than is allowed under federal standards has been found in a Will County nature preserve, Exelon Nuclear officials said ...

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concerned

United States

#1 Feb 6, 2006
I feel bad for the people that live in the shadow of the Braidwood power station. I was at a public hearing in April 2005 that was hosted by the IEPA, tritium was discussed at that hearing, evidence was entered into the minutes of the hearing showing tritium in the wells. There was a whole panel of people from IEPA present they knew of this almost a year ago...and did nothing...the people don't stand a chance against Excelon. Who is going to got to bat for the people if the IEPA looks the other way on a matter this serious? Isn't this their job? Someone needs to take Excelon to task on this and other spills that have been documented. Although for the last 20 years no one has taken them to task....hmmmm must be all those lobbyists they have in their back pocket.
George

Ripley, Canada

#2 Mar 20, 2006
You have good reason to be concerned. Once the Aquafers are contaminated, it's irreversible! Aquafers go for miles. We have one that goes from canada to Chicago!
We have been fighting water pollution for years. E.Coli was responsible for all the Deaths in Walkerton, On, Ca.
We want the Environment cleaned up! Apparently politicians don't realize that water is our lifes source.
If your water is contaminated, you can't use it for anything. Not Showers, washing clothes,etc. Take some samples of your water and your neighbours. Get it tested,
and good luck in your fight, I would also check into a municipal lawyer, if you find contamination. We had one,
went to court andwe won!

good luck!!
concerned

United States

#3 Mar 22, 2006
George,

Thank you for your advice. I would like to say i'm from Godley, Illinois not OAKLAWN, right in the middle of Excelons trituim disater.
George

Ripley, Canada

#4 Mar 22, 2006
concerned wrote:
George,

Thank you for your advice. I would like to say i'm from Godley, Illinois not OAKLAWN, right in the middle of Excelons trituim disater.
To: Concerned:

If you would like to know more about the effects of tritium, which is radioactive waste water, it affects the thyroid gland. They give Pottassium Iodide Pills to help reduce the amount of radiation exposure.
There is a web site you can go to called Nuclear Energy Institute. I hope you have someone acting on your behalf!
Hope this is beneficial! Good Luck, I'll be praying for you!
George

Ripley, Canada

#5 Mar 22, 2006
Concerned: I should have added this footnote for you
Power rogers & Smith are representing 11 Families a multi -count complaint has been filed: Todd A. Smith filed it: Case #06 L 172 Tuesday March 14th. at The Will County Courthouse in Joliet Illinois.
The Families Filing are as follows Michael D & Wendy Scheck James & Christine Annis ,Dwayne Bawcum, Terry & Colleen Chastain, Vincent & Judith DeSalvo, Harold & Kathleen Gonis, Lowell lide, Gerry Sikic, Vivian Fisher, Thomas Zimmer his wife Judy, and John Zubik

So they will be held accountable for thier actions, but this is a very serious health issue! For all the people involved. hope this information helps.
chris

Skokie, IL

#6 Jul 29, 2006
I see your concern up front and personal. I my self purchased a home in Braidwood in november. Relocating from Burbank right down the street from you where I grew up all my life. To my nice surprise these issues came about approx. 2 months later. I would have never in my life moved out here if I new this would happen. In places like Burbank and Oak lawn you do not have to worry about stuff like this.
Algernon Sidney

Green Springs, OH

#7 Jul 30, 2006
George wrote:
<quoted text> To: Concerned:
If you would like to know more about the effects of tritium, which is radioactive waste water, it affects the thyroid gland. They give Pottassium Iodide Pills to help reduce the amount of radiation exposure.
Potassium Iodide pills protect the thyroid by providing the body with an excess of iodine. The excess iodine causes the thyroid gland to store all of the iodine that it can. That way when radioactive iodine enters the body it cannot be stored in the thyroid and is excreted. Tritium has no effect on the thyroid gland because it does not contain iodine. Tritium is a form of the element hydrogen. There is no evidence that tritium at the levels found is harmful to anybody.
Mike Johnston

Fort Myers, FL

#8 Jul 31, 2006
Radilogical contamination is generally less damaging than chemical contamination. To understand this keep in mind the following; Radiation is easy to detect. You can find out the exposure levels and protect youself if needed. Radiation goes away on it's own. The exposure levels are going to be half what they are now in a set amount of time ranging from hours to centuries. Water purification will remove radiation. Pure water, H2O, will not hold radiation. It is the impurities in the water, ions, that become radioactive.(You may have heard of ionizing radiation?) Chemical contamination on the other hand needs specialized equipment to detect and you almost have to know what you are looking for to find it. Many chemicals, like Mercury and lead, never go away. Lockport for instance has lead contamination and it has been under remediation for years and shows no sign of going away.

Mike J.
Algernon Sidney

Green Springs, OH

#9 Aug 2, 2006
Mike Johnston wrote:
Radilogical contamination is generally less damaging than chemical contamination.
Most of it is not damaging at all.
Neese

United States

#10 Mar 14, 2007
If you think the water is bad here, this will shock you:



I cannot believe Mexico is so negligent in all that they do. They destroy everything in their path, and then want to send us their illegal immigrants? Instead of passing the buck, we need to hold Mexico accountable for the negligence of their waterways and their people. Say no to illegal immigration.
Donnie

Akron, OH

#11 Mar 19, 2007
Neese wrote:
If you think the water is bad here, this will shock you:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =DW-B1oAK1fMXX
I cannot believe Mexico is so negligent in all that they do. They destroy everything in their path, and then want to send us their illegal immigrants? Instead of passing the buck, we need to hold Mexico accountable for the negligence of their waterways and their people. Say no to illegal immigration.
No to illegal immigration.
Neese

United States

#12 Mar 19, 2007
Donnie wrote:
<quoted text>No to illegal immigration.
Good one. I hope you were sincere.
Donnie

Akron, OH

#13 Mar 19, 2007
Neese wrote:
<quoted text>
Good one. I hope you were sincere.
Much more sincere than the Catholic Bishops or the national Chamber of Commerce.
Neese

United States

#14 Mar 19, 2007
Donnie wrote:
<quoted text>Much more sincere than the Catholic Bishops or the national Chamber of Commerce.
Does it ever make you wonder why the President or the Pope doesn't want a fence up on our border, but they have one around the White House and the Vatican? Hmmm....

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