In the U.S., two submerged plant

Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Plant Building, storing spent fuel, flooded with water, reports

In the U.S. no-fly private aircraft near the nuclear power plant "Fort Calhoun", 20 miles north of Omaha, Nebraska. The flights are also prohibited and over NPP Braunville, on which stands a reactor — a copy fukusimskogo.

The reason — both plant heavily inundated by floods, and display the picture in the media can cause panic among the population.

Report that spent nuclear fuel at Fort Calhoun is June 7 The power goes out in a fire pump on the switchboard.

NRC inspectors found that the plant "Cooper" in Braunville can not be stopped manually in the event of an emergency — such as a fire. Appropriate mechanisms have failed. In particular, the hand-operated valve used for pressure relief in the coolant circuit, defective (simply rusted tight).

The dam holds back the water so far. Infiltrate evacuated. Reactor "Fort Calhoun" muted and even filled with purified water for cooling.

Another, larger nuclear power plants, with the most powerful reactor in Nebraska (800 MW) — Cooper (Cooper Nuclear Station) in Braunvile Nebraska, is downstream of the Missouri and also flooded. And the situation is a bit worse.

At nuclear facilities in the United States there is a leak of radioactive tritium

As researchers have found, in 48 out of 65 commercial nuclear power plants in the United States there is a leak of radioactive tritium.

According to The Washington Post, according to records of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory tritium is a radioactive form of hydrogen, flows through corrosive pipes in the ground, and the number and severity of leakage increases.

Leaks at least 37 of these objects contain the concentration of tritium, sometimes hundreds of times higher than federal drinking water standards.

At three sites — two in Illinois and one in Minnesota — leaks contaminate drinking wells near the houses, but have not yet reached the level of violating the drinking water standards.

Any exposure to radioactivity increases the risk of cancer.

However, authorities say that these leaks show no harm to human health.

The problem is that it is difficult to say how far into the ground water can get contaminated water.

Tritium is quickly absorbed into the soil, and its detection is often an indication of the presence of more powerful radioactive isotopes that are often running out with tritium.


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