Wait a minute.
According to Entergy: "as plant operators saw the leakage slowly climb to five gallons per minute, from the usual two gallons per minute, the decision was made to shut down the 1,000 megawatt plant for repair.
"The seal is about a foot in diameter, and is part of one of four coolant pumps which circulate 90,000 gallons of water per minute over fuel rods to create steam and generate electricity. The coolant pump is contained in what’s called the “primary loop,” a loop of pipes which have direct contact with radioactive material."
So you're telling me that LEAKING 2 GALLONS PER MINUTE OF RADIOACTIVE WATER IS NORMAL? That it only became a problem when the leak escalated from 2 gallons per minute to 5 gallons per minute?
And this "usual" radioactive water leak (2 gallons per minute = 120 gallons per hour = 2,880 gallons every single 24-hour period) - where does it go? Into the ground? Into the Hudson? Both?
And the NRC is supposedly concerned with public health and safety? Really? View Comment