A radioactive flow from the Indian Point nuclear power plant is leaking into groundwater that leads to the Hudson River, raising the possibility that the U.S. may have its very own Fukushima-like disaster only 25 miles from New York City. The Indian Point nuclear plant is located on the Hudson River, and it serves the electrical needs of about two million people. But last month, when workers were preparing a reactor for refueling, they accidentally spilled contaminated water containing the radioactive hydrogen isotope tritium, The Free Thought Project (TFTP) reports.
That caused an enormous radiation spike in groundwater monitoring wells, and one well’s radioactivity increased by 65,000 percent. Entergy, the Louisiana company that owns the plant, offered an explanation of the readings that can’t be described as anything other than “Ho-hum,” saying they were “fluctuations that can be expected as the material migrates.” The company further said that the tritium contaminated water spill was contained within the plant, and never made it to the Hudson River or any other water source. READ MORE