NEIS hosted the first training session of the newly formed Radiation Monitoring Project (RMP) in Chicago on October 30th. Nuclear researcher Lucas Hixson of Enformable Environmental Services of Michigan conducted an intensive training for 10 eager trainees on the topics of radiation and the field use of monitors.
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:
Were all IDNS radiation monitors in operation around the Byron station working on Jan. 30, 2012?
Did any of the monitors (onsite or offsite) detect radiation release from Byron on Jan. 30-31, 2012? Please provide the radiation levels measured.