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Source of nuclear plant leak is found

Repairs made at Vermont Yankee

A view inside the tritium excavation site at Entergy Vermont Yankee in Vernon, Vt. Vermont Yankee officials said yesterday that they have stopped leaks at the nuclear power plant that allowed the radioactive isotope tritium to contaminate soil and ground water. A view inside the tritium excavation site at Entergy Vermont Yankee in Vernon, Vt. Vermont Yankee officials said yesterday that they have stopped leaks at the nuclear power plant that allowed the radioactive isotope tritium to contaminate soil and ground water. (Zachary P. Stephens/The Brattleboro Reformer/Associated Press)
By Beth Daley
Globe Staff / March 26, 2010

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The owner of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Plant said yesterday that it had found the source of a radioactive water leak at the plant just north of the Massachusetts border and has stopped it. (Full article: 407 words)

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