Tag Archives: Radiation Leaks

Tritium-lased Steam Released at Byron Nuke Plant – NEIS Comments

Byron Nuclear Power Plant Steam Release Scare, Jan 30, 2012

On January 30, 2012 the Byron nuclear power plant released steam contaminated with tritium. Below are comment and information requests from NEIS:

NEIS FOIA’S STATE FOR INFO ABOUT THE BYRON TRITIUM RELEASE
Jan. 31, 2012 5:00 p.m.

In the wake of revelations that the Byron nuclear power plant released steam contaminated with tritium on Monday, January 30th, NEIS filed a freedom of information request (FOIA) with the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) and its Illinois Department of Nuclear Safety (IDNS) today:

We request answers to the following questions relating to the Byron Nuclear Powerplant release(s) of tritium on January 30, 2012, and any afterward (if they occur) up to Feb. 2, 2012:

  1. Were all IDNS radiation monitors in operation around the Byron station working on Jan. 30, 2012?
  2. Did any of the monitors (onsite or offsite) detect radiation release from Byron on Jan. 30-31, 2012? Please provide the radiation levels measured.
  3. If Exelon conducted releases beyond those dates, did any monitors (onsite or offsite) detect any radiation from Byron NPP from Feb. 1-2, 2012? Please provide the radiation levels measured. Continue reading Tritium-lased Steam Released at Byron Nuke Plant – NEIS Comments