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Renewing the Nuclear Past (Part 3)

Indian Point Nuclear Station, as seen from the opposite side of the Hudson River. A spent fuel and other systems have leaked tritium and other radionuclides into the groundwater below. (Photo by Shawn Allee

You might think a nuclear power station would have the tightest pipes imaginable to keep radioactive liquids from contaminating water underground. But the truth is, dozens of reactors have leaks, and sometimes it took years to find them. Shawn Allee found one leak is raising questions about how nuclear power plants are regulated:

Indian Point Site

NRC's lessons learned from leaking pipes (pdf)

Producer: Shawn Allee
Release Date: March 5, 2010
Running Time: 3:40

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