Tritium found in groundwater at former Genoa nuclear plant

Nuclear power plant towersFrom the LaCrosse Tribune, March 14, 2018.

The company charged with decommissioning a shuttered nuclear power plant in Genoa has reported elevated levels of radioactive material in groundwater.
LaCrosseSolutions, a subsidiary of the nuclear waste disposal company EnergySolutions, announced Monday that it had detected elevated levels of tritium in a monitoring well near the former reactor building.

According to a report filed with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, EnergySolutions reported a reading of 24,200 picocuries per liter in water taken from a monitoring well on Feb. 1. The water was tested by an independent lab on Feb. 14.

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