Tritium levels plunge at the Pilgrim nuclear power plant in Plymouth
PLYMOUTH — The levels of groundwater contamination from a radioactive isotope have plunged at the Pilgrim nuclear power plant in recent weeks, but the plant’s operators don’t seem to be much closer to figuring out the source of the problem.
Despite the sharp decline, representatives for the Plymouth plant and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said it’s far too early to know if the problem has gone away. Last summer, tritium levels in a monitoring well at the nuclear power plant site in Plymouth exceeded 25,000 picocuries per liter, adding to concerns about a potential leak at the plant. Keep reading