VY ground water extraction halted

VY ground water extraction halted

There are 15 comments on the Brattleboro Reformer story from Nov 30, 2010, titled VY ground water extraction halted. In it, Brattleboro Reformer reports that:

Entergy has tentatively halted further extraction of contaminated ground water from its wells on Nov.

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Sham

Harwich, MA

#1 Nov 30, 2010
What does pumping a number of gallons have to do with anything. Either there is radioactive tritium in the bedrock and groundwater that leaked from the plant or there isn't. Simply stopping at 300,000 gal doesn't mean that they got it all. What a joke.

This accident waiting to happen (sorry, it's already had plenty of accidents) can't close soon enough.
context

Sunapee, NH

#2 Nov 30, 2010

The public's faith in Entergy's "voluntary initiative" to monitor and protect the enviornment around the plant has leaked away like two years worth of contaminated groundwater beginning at about the "we have no such pipes" stage, it was futher reinforced through the months of "we will continue operating at full power although we know were leaking" stage.
Now the death knell of Vermont Yankee's credibility rings out with the decision to not only continue normal operations without inspecting known compromised systems, but to shut down the only means of remediation in place.
Misleading government officials and polluting the Connecticut river valley with radioactive isotopes is still somehow not illegal in Vermont.
No one has been arrested or fined.
Howard Shaffer

Pittsfield, NH

#3 Nov 30, 2010
Arrested or fined? We'll see what the Attorney General's report says.

100,000 pico (trillionths) of a curie per liter? The EPA drinking water standard is 20,000, drinking 2 liters a day, every day, to give a 4 mrem dose in a year. So 100,000 would give 20 mrem per year. That's three jet trips to California and back (18) plus two tooth X-rays. Average per year in the US is 350. Its over 30,000 mrem per year in places in the world.

This low level of Tritium is only of concern to those who want to exploit it for political purposes.
estanson

Windsor, VT

#4 Nov 30, 2010
Howard Shaffer wrote:
Arrested or fined? We'll see what the Attorney General's report says.
100,000 pico (trillionths) of a curie per liter? The EPA drinking water standard is 20,000, drinking 2 liters a day, every day, to give a 4 mrem dose in a year. So 100,000 would give 20 mrem per year. That's three jet trips to California and back (18) plus two tooth X-rays. Average per year in the US is 350. Its over 30,000 mrem per year in places in the world.
This low level of Tritium is only of concern to those who want to exploit it for political purposes.
why is it you compare lower level but constant exposure to higher level intermitten exposure...
I am no scientist, but they are not the same thing!

From my limited knowledge with other toxins...a lower level but constant can be much worse that one high dose...
I Know More Than You

Farmington, NH

#5 Nov 30, 2010
Eric the Ignorant Misogynistic Homophobic Bigot wrote:
I am no scientist..

my limited knowledge..
Pretty much sums it up right there.
VYisOnBorrowedTi me

Springfield, MA

#6 Nov 30, 2010
Tick, tick, tick...
I Blow More Than You

Brattleboro, VT

#7 Nov 30, 2010
I Know Little or Nothing wrote:
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Pretty much sums it up right there.
Shut your @#$%#@$% anti-nuke mouths! How many times have I told you how wrong you are and how much I know? And yet still you argue with me - how idiotic can you get?
mike mulligan

Charlestown, MA

#8 Nov 30, 2010
Howard Shaffer wrote:
Arrested or fined? We'll see what the Attorney General's report says.
100,000 pico (trillionths) of a curie per liter? The EPA drinking water standard is 20,000, drinking 2 liters a day, every day, to give a 4 mrem dose in a year. So 100,000 would give 20 mrem per year. That's three jet trips to California and back (18) plus two tooth X-rays. Average per year in the US is 350. Its over 30,000 mrem per year in places in the world.
This low level of Tritium is only of concern to those who want to exploit it for political purposes.
If you canít keep one simple pipe from leaking...how is it you can run a complicated nuclear plant and its safety systems.
estanson

Windsor, VT

#9 Nov 30, 2010
I Know More Than You wrote:
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Pretty much sums it up right there.
I win with every one of your posts...
you make your side look very BAD...
Lives in Vernon

Danville, VT

#10 Nov 30, 2010
Sham wrote:
What does pumping a number of gallons have to do with anything. Either there is radioactive tritium in the bedrock and groundwater that leaked from the plant or there isn't. Simply stopping at 300,000 gal doesn't mean that they got it all. What a joke.
This accident waiting to happen (sorry, it's already had plenty of accidents) can't close soon enough.
Ever use any fertilizer on your lawn or houseplants?
Lives in Vernon

Danville, VT

#11 Nov 30, 2010
mike mulligan wrote:
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If you canít keep one simple pipe from leaking...how is it you can run a complicated nuclear plant and its safety systems.
Shame on you Mike! If I wasn't such a good person I might give the following retort: If you can't manage keep just one of your previous 5 or 6 jobs, how is it you can comment on a complicated nuclear plant......? You see how those sorts of sweeping generalizations are Mike?
mike mulligan

Charlestown, MA

#12 Nov 30, 2010
It was just doing my job as a whistleblower...

You are short charging me a firing or two there buddy!
Idiot Patrol

Barre, VT

#13 Nov 30, 2010
People are afforded the opportunity to choose their battles!

Whether it be plastic bags, global warming, fertilizer, coal-fired electric power plants, money-grabbing non-profit CEOs or nuclear power plants, be grateful to live in a country where one can speak their mind/voice an opinion and not be jailed for it.

GOD Bless America!
mike mulligan

Charlestown, MA

#14 Nov 30, 2010
Some say it, I live it!
God bless America

Since: Nov 10

Brattleboro, VT

#15 Dec 1, 2010
Idiot Patrol wrote:
People are afforded the opportunity to choose their battles!
Whether it be plastic bags, global warming, fertilizer, coal-fired electric power plants, money-grabbing non-profit CEOs or nuclear power plants, be grateful to live in a country where one can speak their mind/voice an opinion and not be jailed for it.
GOD Bless America!
"Money-grabbing non-profit CEOs"? Ever try the for-profit kind? Your health insurance premiums pay for CEO compensation in the hundreds of millions.

And there are lots of countries where you can say or write anything you want. Most will not wire-tap you without a warrant.

Dog bless America! Mixing religion/superstition & politics sucks.

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