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Just heard on the 07:00 news that one of the reactors at San Onofre
power plant leaked Tritium (radioactive by-product) into the ground. They are concearned about the ground water in the immediate area. I, however, am concearned about the chance of it making it to the ocean. Does anyone know the size or volume of the spill and the location relative to the reactors?
 

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It's under the closed unit 1 and is supposed to be at least 14 years old.

http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/homepage/abox/article_1247480.php
 

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THanks for the response. I was just wondering since that is my favorite Halibut spot. Plus I can see my urine stream in the dark.
 

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Tritium isn't nearly as dangerous as the fuel rods, and it's present in self illuminating consumer items, such as self lighting exit signs, weapon sight systems etc.

EDIT; it has a 12.5 yr half life.
 

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"""I was just wondering since that is my favorite Halibut spot...""

That explains the flat body, sideways mouth, and two eyes on the top of the head thing!!!
 

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Adam,

Tritium is rather harmless. Emission are not strong enough to penetrate the dead layers of your skin. But I wouldn't want to drink the stuff just the same. You should have little to concern your self with. Chemicals polutants are more of a problem.


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David Brandt
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"A tequila a day keeps the Prozac at bay"

Previously ... "Loca Loba" and the original "Cabin Boy"
 
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