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"Truth is proper and beautiful in all times and in all places.: -- Frederick Douglass
"All men recognize the right of revolution; that is, the right to refuse allegiance to, and to resist, the government, when its tyranny or its inefficiency are great and unendurable." -- Henry David Thoreau (1942). "Civil Disobedience"
A Minnesota nuclear plant has had a massive leak that has authorities highly concerned about what might come next. Authorities are actively working on trying to contain the fallout from all of this, according to reporting by the Daily Caller. They report that the primary concern is that the plant has lost some 400,000 gallons of water, and this is leaving it potentially exposed to larger problems.
Minnesota regulators said Thursday they’re monitoring the cleanup of a leak of 400,000 gallons of radioactive water from Xcel Energy’s Monticello nuclear power plant, and the company said there’s no danger to the public. The leak was first detected in November of last year.
“Xcel Energy took swift action to contain the leak to the plant site, which poses no health and safety risk to the local community or the environment,” the Minneapolis-based utility said in a statement.
The authorities in the northern US state of Minnesota revealed on Thursday that a nuclear power plant near Minneapolis had suffered a radioactive water spill amounting to over 1.5 million liters. Xcel Energy, which owns the Monticello Nuclear Generating Plant, is working to clean up the spill and insists there is no danger to the general public.
Minnesotans are wondering why state regulators waited months to inform the public that hundreds of thousands of gallons of radioactive water leaked from Xcel Energy's Monticello nuclear power plant.
Minnesota Department of Health released a statement Thursday about Xcel's efforts to clean up 400,000 gallons of the water containing tritium that leaked from a water pipe running between two buildings at its plant.
Twelve years have passed since the 2011 nuclear disaster and preparations are underway to discharge treated radioactive water into the sea from the crippled Fukushima power plant, although local fishermen and Japan's neighbors remain wary of the plan.
The Japanese government seeks to begin releasing the water sometime this spring or summer, with operator Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc asserting the many large tanks holding treated water are obstructing work to decommission the defunct reactors.