Exelon offers Braidwood progress report

Exelon offers Braidwood progress report

There are 25 comments on the Fox Valley Shopping News story from Mar 10, 2009, titled Exelon offers Braidwood progress report. In it, Fox Valley Shopping News reports that:

Residents living near Exelon Nuclear's Braidwood Generating Station had questions for company representatives and the agencies charged with monitoring and permitting the site during a public information session ...

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Zuchy

Paso Robles, CA

#1 Mar 10, 2009
I just have to say one thing about this tritium scare. I was at the Exelon training facility in Essex last weekend. The staff there put on a presentation for the cub scouts. What an interesting place, didn't know there was so much involved in running the plant. I asked one of the employees about tritium. He said that as an employee of Exelon I cannot really comment on that, but as a person I wouldn't be working here for the last 25 years if I thought that it was a health problem.
Amy

Paso Robles, CA

#2 Mar 12, 2009
Working at Exelon and living in the community near Exelon are two different things. There are many people who work there that do not live in Braidwood or the surrounding communities that may be effected. If there really wasn't a problem why would this employee not be able to comment? If there were really no problem Exelon would want their employees to scream it from the rooftops. Also, exposure on the outside could vary radically from the exposure on the inside.
nukeneighbor

Moline, IL

#3 Mar 31, 2009
Tritium exposure over long periods of time is still an unknown. It is also only one of the substances Exelon has admitted to poisoning our ground with, and THAT was only because they were forced to. It was easier to admit to the tritium and sweep the more dangerous substances that they been polluting out ground with under the carpet. Why else do you think that they are so "generous' in supplying bottled water while the homes surrounding the plant get a potable water supply, which they are footing the bill?? I doubt Exelon decided to pave the way as a "corporation with a heart".
Concerned

United States

#4 Mar 31, 2009
Wow...I live in Godley where the tritium leeks happened. We have one of the highest cancer rates. It has increased by 400%. You can not go into a store without seeing a donation can for a child. Exelon waited 10 years before alerting the public to these spills. 10 years!! Not only are humans effected, but our pets have died due to the exposure. We have lost our family members from rare unheard of cancers. We must live with this everyday. Although bottled water is supplied to us we must still bath, and wash our clothes in the water. Most people in this area can not afford to move. We are a low income area. I guess maybe that's why we don't matter. We are expendable. Also remember working there they have precautions from exposure. We do not! nukeneighbor is right tritium is the lesser of the exposure. If you don't live here you have no idea what it is like. So please don't make it seem that it isn't a big deal. Because it is!
More or less

Paso Robles, CA

#5 Mar 31, 2009
Concerned wrote:
Wow...I live in Godley where the tritium leeks happened. We have one of the highest cancer rates. It has increased by 400%. You can not go into a store without seeing a donation can for a child. Exelon waited 10 years before alerting the public to these spills. 10 years!! Not only are humans effected, but our pets have died due to the exposure. We have lost our family members from rare unheard of cancers. We must live with this everyday. Although bottled water is supplied to us we must still bath, and wash our clothes in the water. Most people in this area can not afford to move. We are a low income area. I guess maybe that's why we don't matter. We are expendable. Also remember working there they have precautions from exposure. We do not! nukeneighbor is right tritium is the lesser of the exposure. If you don't live here you have no idea what it is like. So please don't make it seem that it isn't a big deal. Because it is!
Please, you get more radiation from walking under you smoke detector and table salt than you do from being a "resident", even in Godley.
DSM

Batavia, IL

#6 Mar 31, 2009
Concerned wrote:
Wow...I live in Godley where the tritium leeks happened. We have one of the highest cancer rates. It has increased by 400%. You can not go into a store without seeing a donation can for a child. Exelon waited 10 years before alerting the public to these spills. 10 years!! Not only are humans effected, but our pets have died due to the exposure. We have lost our family members from rare unheard of cancers. We must live with this everyday. Although bottled water is supplied to us we must still bath, and wash our clothes in the water. Most people in this area can not afford to move. We are a low income area. I guess maybe that's why we don't matter. We are expendable. Also remember working there they have precautions from exposure. We do not! nukeneighbor is right tritium is the lesser of the exposure. If you don't live here you have no idea what it is like. So please don't make it seem that it isn't a big deal. Because it is!
Why does tritium not show in your water? What was it again that showed in your water when it was tested? They should have given you a sewer plant instead of a new well.
Concerned

United States

#7 Apr 1, 2009
More or less wrote:
<quoted text>
Please, you get more radiation from walking under you smoke detector and table salt than you do from being a "resident", even in Godley.
If you truly believe that I feel sorry for you...If This were the case then why is our drinking water supplied to us? why is Exelon testing rain water coming from their stacks? Why are they paying 11 million dollars to put in a water system here? Why are they buying out properties in the area? You live in Naperville. Why don't you move your family here if Godley is so safe? If it was your family becoming sick, or dying how would you feel? If you are not living it you have no idea. Also tritium does show up in water. So does cobalt, strontium, and many others. Tritium is the lesser of the evils.
Yeck

Paso Robles, CA

#8 Apr 21, 2009
Maybe Exelon can answer your questions about the stinky water?
Reality Check

United States

#9 Apr 21, 2009
Why did you move to an area that had a Nuke plant?
Why did you think you would be safe?
Why did you build a house?
Why do you think we should pay for your choice?
Why don't you move to Naperville or Texas or California or Spain and find all the problems there?
It's an old subject around here and it just gets tooooooo old.
TOM BRADY

Buffalo Grove, IL

#10 Jul 6, 2009
recently many residents have contacted a firm in chicago

check them out

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TOM BRADY

Buffalo Grove, IL

#11 Jul 6, 2009
Zuchy wrote:
I just have to say one thing about this tritium scare. I was at the Exelon training facility in Essex last weekend. The staff there put on a presentation for the cub scouts. What an interesting place, didn't know there was so much involved in running the plant. I asked one of the employees about tritium. He said that as an employee of Exelon I cannot really comment on that, but as a person I wouldn't be working here for the last 25 years if I thought that it was a health problem.
check out www.lawinury.com
TOM BRADY

Buffalo Grove, IL

#12 Jul 6, 2009
DSM wrote:
<quoted text>Why does tritium not show in your water? What was it again that showed in your water when it was tested? They should have given you a sewer plant instead of a new well.
go to

www.lawinjury.com
Concerned

United States

#13 Jul 9, 2009
Reality Check wrote:
Why did you move to an area that had a Nuke plant?
Why did you think you would be safe?
Why did you build a house?
Why do you think we should pay for your choice?
Why don't you move to Naperville or Texas or California or Spain and find all the problems there?
It's an old subject around here and it just gets tooooooo old.
First off my family was here before the nuke plant came in....we had no choice. Judge the people that live here once someone in your family is diagnosed with a rare cancer or birth defect. Until then please try, and at least have some compassion for the people affected by this. God Bless you, and yours. Hopefully this will stay an old subject for you.
Rastus P Coaltrain

Schaumburg, IL

#14 Jul 9, 2009
Build more nukes.....those that disagree can still eat the left over coal here
MAD MAN

Schaumburg, IL

#15 Oct 9, 2009
Good answer P
Concerned

United States

#16 Oct 9, 2009
I'll pray that as they build more nuke plants you, nor your family will be riddled with cancers. So sad that you have such little care for the children, and people struggling with the results of improper safe guards that the nuke plants get away with. Good luck, and God bless you
two cents

Hialeah, FL

#17 Oct 9, 2009
So there IS documented proof(beyond a reasonable doubt.....clear and medically authenticated/researched) that the cancer rate in Godley is 400% higher than.......where? when? how? who?.....If this is the case, then WHAT are you waiting for? SUE!!
If it is an assumption based upon.....local superstition or rumor.....then maybe the source is genetic or just a quirk. Maybe there is a tear in the time continuum sheet that has skewed the statistics. Can someone clarify or substantiate this claim? If there is documentation I would listen/read all that is available.

“Let's Keep It Civil !”

Since: Jun 08

Can't tell you that!

#18 Oct 9, 2009
two cents wrote:
So there IS documented proof(beyond a reasonable doubt.....clear and medically authenticated/researched) that the cancer rate in Godley is 400% higher than.......where? when? how? who?.....If this is the case, then WHAT are you waiting for? SUE!!
If it is an assumption based upon.....local superstition or rumor.....then maybe the source is genetic or just a quirk. Maybe there is a tear in the time continuum sheet that has skewed the statistics. Can someone clarify or substantiate this claim? If there is documentation I would listen/read all that is available.
I'd call Erin Brokovich(sp?)- She'll get to the bottom of it! LOL
worth it

AOL

#19 Oct 9, 2009
I love my job at exelon goodddddd money!!!!
Concerned

United States

#20 Oct 10, 2009
I guess money does make things better...I'm glad you are happy with your job...Good luck to you, and your family. See everyone thought a place called Blocksen Olin was safe too. Great money. Then all the workers started dieing one at a time. Then their children, and grand children. The Government has paid out millions to the families of these workers. So hang in there worth it...maybe your next generation will reap the rewards. Two Cents..I would contact the Godley Park for the info you are looking for. They are the go between for the information. I_DUNNO...You are so funny...I'm glad this is a laughing matter for you. Good luck all, and God Bless

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