EnviroGuy: Radioactive tritium still elevated in some Oyster Creek wells

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Levels of radioactive tritium are still elevated in two monitoring wells at the Oyster Creek nuclear power plant in Lacey, according to new state data.

The plant had two tritium leaks in 2009, shortly after winning a 20-year license extension from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

While tritium levels have declined sharply in general, they remained above government limits in a 25-foot-deep well and a 20-foot-deep well in the Cape May aquifer, according to the state Department of Environmental Protection.


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