New report put out by environmental groups says power plants putting drinking water at riskRegional News
-- Environmentalists are announcing new report which claims that nuclear power plants are putting drinking water at risk.
Environmentalists are announcing new report which claims that nuclear power plants are putting drinking water at risk.
Environment Minnesota and the Gopher State’s Public Interest Research Group say water-and-food supplies within 50-miles of an active nuclear plant can be contaminated if there’s a leak or an accident. The report noted that the Prairie Island nuclear plant at the Minnesota-Wisconsin border at Red Wing released a radio-active form of hydrogen last Friday and in late November.
The environmental groups said 935,000 Minnesotans could be adversely affected by a nuclear leak. And presumably, thousands of Wisconsinites would also have the same threat, since Prairie Island is almost right next to the Badger State. The Mississippi River provides cooling water for both the Prairie Island and Monticello nuclear plants in Minnesota. Nuclear power supporters have not commented on the new report.