19 August 2006

Radioactive Leak Detected at San Onofre Nuclear Plant

The retired reactor at San Onofre's nuclear power plant has leaked several thousand gallons of radioactive tritium for an unknown length of time, its operator said Tuesday.

Radioactive, cancer-causing tritium has leaked into the groundwater beneath the San Onofre nuclear power plant, prompting the closure of one drinking-water well in southern Orange County, authorities said.

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