Nuclear Power Plant Gushes Radiation Into Lake Michigan
Tuesday, August 6, 2013 7:09
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Last summer, a leaky tank led to the shutdown of the Palisades nuclear power plant in Michigan. So plant owner Entergy patched up the leak, fired back up the reactor, and hoped for the best.
But on Saturday the leaky drip turned into a gush, nearly 80 gallons of water containing small amounts of radioactive tritium and possibly trace amounts of cobalt and cesium spewed into Lake Michigan.
Early Sunday morning, the tank was ruled inoperable and the nuclear power plant began powering down. This is reportedly the ninth time that the facility has been shut down since 2011.
I’ll be the first to say it. End nuclear power now. The costs of accidents, spills, meltdowns FAR outweigh the benefits of nuclear energy. This is ridiculous. Human beings are so suicidalI just don’t understand. its like all the sheep are on auto pilot and go willingly off the cliff if the shepard tells them to. Its not a crime to think for yourself. Its not. I dont care if they outlaw it, NEVER submit. -Mort