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Contaminated Water Leaks At Indian Point; Cuomo Says NYS Will Investigate

Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant
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A radioactive material has been detected in the groundwater below the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Westchester County and New York’s governor Saturday called for state officials to investigate.

Governor Andrew Cuomo says water contaminated by tritium leaked into the groundwater at the Indian Point Energy Center in Buchanan. Plant officials say the contamination has remained contained to the site and there's no risk to the public. Cuomo, a Democrat, directed the state's environmental conservation and health departments will investigate. Indian Point parent Entergy, in a statement, says, recent samples from their groundwater monitoring program identified elevated levels of tritium in three monitoring wells out of several dozen. They say the tritium likely reached the ground at Indian Point during recent work activities.

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