The Democratic Party’s neglect of the nation’s infrastructure, combined with ineffective diversity hiring, and exacerbated by poor financial decisions, have created a confluence of problems that are triggering significant disasters and domestic tensions in the United States.
People are weary of working so hard and having so little to show for it under the leadership of the arrogant and elite Democrats and RINOS, who have repeatedly demonstrated that they do not care what their institutional policies, ‘public service,’ and cronyism have done to the country.
Minnesotans are among the People who ask why state authorities delayed months before informing the public that hundreds of thousands of gallons of radioactive water escaped from the Xcel Energy Monticello nuclear power facility.
Expecting state Attorney General Keith Ellison, a radical Marxist, to care for the working people in his state is absurd.
Perhaps the state regulators are following the national trend of Democratic politicians in neglecting environmental disasters under their watch and marginalizing the people most impacted by them.
Thursday, the Minnesota Department of Health issued a statement about Xcel’s attempts to clean up 400,000 gallons of tritium-contaminated water that escaped from a water pipe running between two buildings at its facility, as reported by ZeroHedge’s Tyler Durden, adding:
MPR News reported on the details as well:
“Water containing tritium, a radioactive form of hydrogen, leaked out of Xcel Energy’s nuclear power plant in Monticello, Minn. in November, state officials said Thursday.
State officials said the tritium was found during routine checks of groundwater.”
“The leak has been stopped and has not reached the Mississippi River or contaminated drinking water sources. There is no evidence at this time to indicate a risk to any drinking water wells in the vicinity of the plant,” the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency said in a statement.
Xcel reported the leak to federal officials on November 22, the day it was verified, but according to Xcel Energy Regional President Chris Clark, it is unknown when the problem first occurred.
Clark stated that around 25 percent of the tritiated water has been pumped out of the earth and is being treated on-site. He estimated that it would take a year to eradicate the remainder.
The leaking steel pipe has a diameter of around four inches and transports condensate water away from the steam turbine that powers the plant’s generators. Xcel’s manager of environmental services, Pat Flowers, stated that the damaged pipe was in an inaccessible location.
Flowers stated, “The leak took place in that tiny little space and it wasn’t really visible until you drilled a hole through two feet of concrete to get to it to physically see what was leaking.”
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
Though both state and federal regulators knew about the leak around the time Xcel staff discovered it, state officials did not inform the public about it for nearly four months.
The NRC’s November public notice was not in a news release, though it can be seen online at the bottom of a list of “non-emergency” event notification reports. CONTINUE READING…