Contaminated Tritium drinking water well..Question. Who's sueing Who.

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Cosmic Howdy

United States

#1 Apr 19, 2011
How can Entergy sue the State of Vermont when they haved not been forthcoming with testing information on the status of the COB well? Going on months and months and months.

How could the NRC relicensed them when it looks like they have not been showing good faith on this issue ?(I won't even go to the no returning of phone calls about buried underground pipes ).

Seriously who is watching out for our safety ? Who exactly is minding the States interests?

Is this company simply just given passes by all govermental agencies? That is what one could assertain by the picture that is emerging .
this Vermonter

Lisbon Falls, ME

#2 Apr 19, 2011
"Rod Adams gave us some perspective on the amount and danger of the tritium leak at VY in a great article on The Energy Collective.


If the leak had been going on for a year before being detected and stopped, the total quantity of fluid that left the pipe would equal 138,000 liters. The total activity released would be 0.35 curies. If a single person consumed every drop of that water, their whole body radiation dose would equal roughly 30 rem.

This dosage of radiation is well below accepted levels for maintaining public health. The well-operated and perfectly safe Pickering B nuclear power plant in Canada releases 40 times as much tritium per day than the VY leak did in one year. That translates into 14,600 times as much tritium released from the Pickering B plant than from the VY leak. Keep in mind that the Pickering B unit is well within their accepted range of tritium release, so even 14,600 times as much tritium as VY is considered perfectly safe for the surrounding population."

http://nuclearfissionary.com/2011/01/24/natio...
I Heart Vermont

Springfield, MA

#3 Apr 19, 2011
If Shumlin and the Attorney General believes that VY lied about buried pipes (vs underground pipes), then why hasn't anyone been charged with perjury?

“figuresdontlie*l iarscanfigure”

Since: Feb 10

S. Londonderry VT

#4 Apr 19, 2011
The VT AG Bill Sorrell, the same one who is now involved in Entergy Louisiana's legal challenge, has been investigating this.

He has yet to rule but could bring charges at any time.

“figuresdontlie*l iarscanfigure”

Since: Feb 10

S. Londonderry VT

#5 Apr 19, 2011
Vermont Yankee Contamination Details

January 24, 2011

On Friday Entergy executives reported that Vermont Yankee's radioactive contamination is getting worse. A new test well is showing elevated levels of radioactive tritium and our state health department is worried that even more dangerous substances may be in the ground. This means that there is either a new radioactive leak or that the previous contamination is spreading dramatically in the ground water.

Following last years contamination, Entergy refused to inspect the other pipes that might be leaking contamination. Instead they spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on misleading ads and now they are putting on the full court press at the State House. Their executives, lobbyists and corporate spokespeople have been showing up in increasing numbers.

The new contamination was reported late on Friday afternoon, minimizing the press coverage it would receive. We need your help making sure your legislators hear about the contamination and stand up to Entergy's lobbyists.

Entergy's plan is to get the Vermont utilities on their side by signing power deals with them. Then the really heavy lobbying will begin: to reverse last year's vote.
http://www.vpirg.org/node/384

“figuresdontlie*l iarscanfigure”

Since: Feb 10

S. Londonderry VT

#6 Apr 19, 2011
One year after YankiLeak I, YankiLeak II contnues.

Funny, Entergy Louisiana wants PSB to "rule", yet defies order to submit bi-weekly leak & contamination reports in the legal affadavit format ordered by the board?

Gee, that's pretty stupid. And, during the most recent PSB docket 1/11, the one opened last year after YankiLeaks I, asking PSB to shut VY until all leaks have been found & remedied, the plant was STILL LEAKING.

But, it was never reported. Testing equipment supposed malfunction. went unreported.

Uh huh.
Cosmic Howdy

United States

#7 Apr 19, 2011
If Entergy refuses to abide by what they agreed to. Checking the contaminated wells.Giving updated information on the situation .Isn't that another instance of not answering for their actions?

Where are the State rights? The neighboring States rights . Mass. New Hampshire? Where is representatives? Who is responsible for not looking out for the publics safety.

Can we get a list of the people who should be doing their job protecting the public. Ask them how could this be going on so long ....

Like the expired river permit .Extension .We will all be dead and they will be still given passes and extensions.

How come they are given another pass.. I don't think the amount of TRITIUM contamination leaks matters . If they agreed to report on it they should.

Is this considered stonewalling ?

If there is a huge increase in contamination doesn't the NRC consider that in relicensing ? Or just in general watching out for the publics interest . or simply couldn't give a crap.

Couldn't that contamination leaks plume near the conn. river further endangering the river, and beloved shad?

These questions should be addressed before any consideration given to this crowd to SUE the state.

“figuresdontlie*l iarscanfigure”

Since: Feb 10

S. Londonderry VT

#8 Apr 19, 2011
VDH website-contamination results are over a month old.
Investigation into Tritium Contamination at Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station
Investigation Update
Investigation Summary
Health Alerts
Investigation Update
March 22, 2011

Groundwater contamination near the radioactive waste building
The source of contamination near the radwaste building has not yet been identified according to Vermont Yankee officials. Four piping runs have so far been ruled out as sources of low concentrations of tritium near groundwater monitoring well GZ-24S near the radioactive waste building: the stack sump discharge drain line, the second stage Advanced Off-gas (AOG) delay pipe drain line, the first stage AOG delay pipe drain line and the steam packing exhaust drain line. Vermont Yankee will conduct gaseous tracer testing in April to further confirm the lines do not leak. The standby gas treatment drain line may be tested as early as March 24. If this line is not found to be leaking, the AOG Building sump drain line will be tested. This piping runs from the sump in the AOG building to the radioactive waste building.
http://healthvermont.gov/enviro/rad/yankee/tr...

“figuresdontlie*l iarscanfigure”

Since: Feb 10

S. Londonderry VT

#9 Apr 19, 2011
Tritium leak reaches local drinking water aquifer

October 11, 2010
Latest News VTYankee

Tritium was discovered in a former drinking water well at Vermont Yankee, according to the Vermont Department of Health. The well where the tritium was found is about 360 feet deep, passing through the bedrock into the underground aquifer at the plant. The sample taken from the well revealed tritium concentration of 1,380 picocuries-per-liter.

Tritium found in deep well at Vermont Yankee
http://www.topix.com/forum/state/vt/TGPD512U7...
"'A sample taken from a former drinking-water well at Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant was contaminated with tritium, according to the Vermont Department of Health. The Construction Office Building well goes down about 360 feet and penetrates a bedrock aquifer and is much deeper than the groundwater monitoring wells on site.'

Yet Larry Smith states "The site's hydraulic studies and sampling data continue to indicate that tritium has not and will not contaminate on- or off-site drinking water supplies."

What?

The waste from VY is contaminating our aquifers and it is nothing to be concerned about? Are job security & corporate profits really worth this risk?"

Tritium in well drinking water @VY
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/brattleboro-v...

"Drink deep, Vernon"
this Vermonter

Lisbon Falls, ME

#10 Apr 19, 2011
northstardust wrote:
Tritium leak reaches local drinking water aquifer
October 11, 2010
Latest News VTYankee
Tritium was discovered in a former drinking water well at Vermont Yankee, according to the Vermont Department of Health. The well where the tritium was found is about 360 feet deep, passing through the bedrock into the underground aquifer at the plant. The sample taken from the well revealed tritium concentration of 1,380 picocuries-per-liter.
Tritium found in deep well at Vermont Yankee
http://www.topix.com/forum/state/vt/TGPD512U7...
"'A sample taken from a former drinking-water well at Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant was contaminated with tritium, according to the Vermont Department of Health. The Construction Office Building well goes down about 360 feet and penetrates a bedrock aquifer and is much deeper than the groundwater monitoring wells on site.'
Yet Larry Smith states "The site's hydraulic studies and sampling data continue to indicate that tritium has not and will not contaminate on- or off-site drinking water supplies."
What?
The waste from VY is contaminating our aquifers and it is nothing to be concerned about? Are job security & corporate profits really worth this risk?"
Tritium in well drinking water @VY
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/brattleboro-v...
"Drink deep, Vernon"
"Rod Adams gave us some perspective on the amount and danger of the tritium leak at VY in a great article on The Energy Collective.


If the leak had been going on for a year before being detected and stopped, the total quantity of fluid that left the pipe would equal 138,000 liters. The total activity released would be 0.35 curies. If a single person consumed every drop of that water, their whole body radiation dose would equal roughly 30 rem.

This dosage of radiation is well below accepted levels for maintaining public health. The well-operated and perfectly safe Pickering B nuclear power plant in Canada releases 40 times as much tritium per day than the VY leak did in one year. That translates into 14,600 times as much tritium released from the Pickering B plant than from the VY leak. Keep in mind that the Pickering B unit is well within their accepted range of tritium release, so even 14,600 times as much tritium as VY is considered perfectly safe for the surrounding population."

http://nuclearfissionary.com/2011/01/24/natio ...
this Vermonter

Lisbon Falls, ME

#11 Apr 19, 2011
Where was the outrage?

Greenpeace Disables Comments on Antinuclear Blog

The Greenpeace antinuclear blog “Nuclear Reaction” has disabled comments. Why on Earth would they do that?

Personally, I have left numerous comments on their pseudo-scientific website. I’ve also used the Nuclear Fissionary Page on Facebook to direct our readers to the Greenpeace site to make sure their antinuclear rants don’t go unanswered.

Well, it would appear that Greenpeace no longer has the stomach for debate.

While visiting the site the other day I noticed that my comments were gone. Every blogger knows that deleting comments is unethical, so I thought that GP had just decided to silence me. But then I noticed that there were no other comments either. What’s more, there was no box where readers could add to the ‘dialogue’ of the nuclear debate. The comments were just gone.

Greenpeace is no longer interested in the opinions of its readership. Could this have something to do with recent growth in pronuclear sentiment on the internet? Could it possibly have something to do with the fact that now 62% of Americans, including the president GP thought would support them, are now in favor of nuclear energy? Were they sick and tired of getting only pronuclear comments?

Whatever the reason, Greenpeace removing comments from their blog can serve only to discredit an organization that already suffers from a reputation of ignoring science and preying on fears. Lucky for everyone, this will inevitably hurt the GP website and those wishing to discuss the issue can get the right information from the Nukes of the Net instead of the activists.

So let’s all let Greenpeace know that we’re not impressed with their attempt to silence their critics. Send an email to

supporter.services.int@greenpe ace.org

and tell them what you think. Or you can copy and paste the message we’re sending below:
http://nuclearfissionary.com/2010/03/26/green...
this Vermonter

Lisbon Falls, ME

#12 Apr 19, 2011
Dear Greenpeace

Unless your issue is a technical reason, I am disappointed in your decision to disable comments on your antinuclear blog, Nuclear Reaction. Unless otherwise clearly stated on your blog, this is seen as an attempt to silence your critics and serves only to discredit your organization. If you value the views of your readers then you will enable comments so the discussion can move forward.

Thank you,

Nuclear Fissionary has no such fear of our readers’ opinions. As a matter of fact, we value and encourage them. Comments on a post tell us that we’ve struck a chord with the readers (be it good or bad). We will always welcome the input of our readers; even our antinuclear readers. After all, we have so much fun proving them wrong. Maybe that’s what Greenpeace is so afraid of.

“figuresdontlie*l iarscanfigure”

Since: Feb 10

S. Londonderry VT

#13 Apr 19, 2011
Tritium leak reaches local drinking water aquifer

October 11, 2010
Latest News VTYankee

Tritium was discovered in a former drinking water well at Vermont Yankee, according to the Vermont Department of Health. The well where the tritium was found is about 360 feet deep, passing through the bedrock into the underground aquifer at the plant. The sample taken from the well revealed tritium concentration of 1,380 picocuries-per-liter.

Tritium found in deep well at Vermont Yankee
http://www.topix.com/forum/state/vt/TGPD512U7...
"'A sample taken from a former drinking-water well at Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant was contaminated with tritium, according to the Vermont Department of Health. The Construction Office Building well goes down about 360 feet and penetrates a bedrock aquifer and is much deeper than the groundwater monitoring wells on site.'

Yet Larry Smith states "The site's hydraulic studies and sampling data continue to indicate that tritium has not and will not contaminate on- or off-site drinking water supplies."

What?

The waste from VY is contaminating our aquifers and it is nothing to be concerned about? Are job security & corporate profits really worth this risk?"

Tritium in well drinking water @VY
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/brattleboro-v...

"Drink deep, Vernon"
this Vermonter

Fairlee, VT

#14 Apr 19, 2011
"Rod Adams gave us some perspective on the amount and danger of the tritium leak at VY in a great article on The Energy Collective.


If the leak had been going on for a year before being detected and stopped, the total quantity of fluid that left the pipe would equal 138,000 liters. The total activity released would be 0.35 curies. If a single person consumed every drop of that water, their whole body radiation dose would equal roughly 30 rem.

This dosage of radiation is well below accepted levels for maintaining public health. The well-operated and perfectly safe Pickering B nuclear power plant in Canada releases 40 times as much tritium per day than the VY leak did in one year. That translates into 14,600 times as much tritium released from the Pickering B plant than from the VY leak. Keep in mind that the Pickering B unit is well within their accepted range of tritium release, so even 14,600 times as much tritium as VY is considered perfectly safe for the surrounding population."

http://nuclearfissionary.com/2011/01/24/natio ...
Cosmic Howdy

United States

#15 Apr 19, 2011
Rod Adams may have given us his perspective on the Tritium.It is still a leak.

Entergy has not followed the through on the montoring of the contaminated wells. That is the Issue . That should be the Immediate focus.

There is a systematic history of not doing what they say they are going to do. That is a signal all is not right with this company.

They are very clear . We do what we want. Mavericks. Fast ,loose stupid, inconsiderate ,cheap, miscommunicating, in our faces,little or no reguard for the STATE OF VERMONT's oversight boards.

They are operating not in good faith. Nothing could be clearer.

The question is why hasn't anyone stopped them ?

Why do they flaglantly disreguard everything the State asks them to do to watch out for our safety ?

“Warning!”

Since: Mar 11

In

#16 Apr 19, 2011
Cosmic Howdy wrote:
Rod Adams may have given us his perspective on the Tritium.It is still a leak.
Entergy has not followed the through on the montoring of the contaminated wells. That is the Issue . That should be the Immediate focus.
There is a systematic history of not doing what they say they are going to do. That is a signal all is not right with this company.
They are very clear . We do what we want. Mavericks. Fast ,loose stupid, inconsiderate ,cheap, miscommunicating, in our faces,little or no reguard for the STATE OF VERMONT's oversight boards.
They are operating not in good faith. Nothing could be clearer.
The question is why hasn't anyone stopped them ?
Why do they flaglantly disreguard everything the State asks them to do to watch out for our safety ?
Who pulled your string and let you talk again?

Since: Mar 10

Brattleboro, VT

#17 Apr 19, 2011
Its interesting that once an idea doesn't suit your facts, you resort to this. "I don't think the amount of TRITIUM contamination leaks matters" -CH..... Youre still bitching because....

"Why do they flaglantly disreguard everything the State asks them to do to watch out for our safety ?"

Why does the state flagrantly disregard or MOU?
Why is the state going to go further into debt to go to court and lose.

Still looking for any report for a number of shad in the Conn river!
Eaststardust

Morrisville, VT

#18 Apr 19, 2011
northstardust wrote:
Vermont Yankee Contamination Details
January 24, 2011
On Friday Entergy executives reported that Vermont Yankee's radioactive contamination is getting worse. A new test well is showing elevated levels of radioactive tritium and our state health department is worried that even more dangerous substances may be in the ground. This means that there is either a new radioactive leak or that the previous contamination is spreading dramatically in the ground water.
Following last years contamination, Entergy refused to inspect the other pipes that might be leaking contamination. Instead they spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on misleading ads and now they are putting on the full court press at the State House. Their executives, lobbyists and corporate spokespeople have been showing up in increasing numbers.
The new contamination was reported late on Friday afternoon, minimizing the press coverage it would receive. We need your help making sure your legislators hear about the contamination and stand up to Entergy's lobbyists.
Entergy's plan is to get the Vermont utilities on their side by signing power deals with them. Then the really heavy lobbying will begin: to reverse last year's vote.
http://www.vpirg.org/node/384
I would rather stand up to rabblerousers on Brattleboro Topix. Tell Nancy Braus the wail isn't working.
Eaststardust

Morrisville, VT

#19 Apr 19, 2011
Cosmic Howdy wrote:
Rod Adams may have given us his perspective on the Tritium.It is still a leak.
Entergy has not followed the through on the montoring of the contaminated wells. That is the Issue . That should be the Immediate focus.
There is a systematic history of not doing what they say they are going to do. That is a signal all is not right with this company.
They are very clear . We do what we want. Mavericks. Fast ,loose stupid, inconsiderate ,cheap, miscommunicating, in our faces,little or no reguard for the STATE OF VERMONT's oversight boards.
They are operating not in good faith. Nothing could be clearer.
The question is why hasn't anyone stopped them ?
Why do they flaglantly disreguard everything the State asks them to do to watch out for our safety ?
"We do what we want. Mavericks. Fast, loose, stupid, inconsiderate, cheap, miscommunicating, in our faces..." Sounds like a bunch of hippie behavior to me.
Cosmic Howdy

United States

#20 Apr 19, 2011
Honestly.

I feel like I landed on Gilligans Island... Went out On a three hour cruise.... still here.

I really am taken aback that all these shenangans are going on with this one company .

UNABATED. UNABASHED.UNEMBARASSED.

I think other people have to see this from a similiar perspective.Right?

They are not following the Rules. The head guys are letting them get away with it. It is out in our face every day. Noone is stopping them.Noone.

The stakes are High, safety of our families and way of life.

Candidly... It's like a distorted version of 'What happens In Vegas Stays In Vegas " (Hee Hee)...except it is 'What Happens at Vermont Nuclear Plant Stays In Vermont Nuclear Plant"(leaks , pipes, miscommunications)

Meanwhile I'm still on that three hour cruise from hell....

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