Radioactive fish tests may absolve nuclear plant

By on February 10, 2012

The link between a nuclear power plant and radioactive fish in the Connecticut River is in doubt after state tests found comparable levels of radioactivity in fish from a lake 200 miles away, according to a report from the Burlington Free Press.

A 2010 leak at the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant led to concern over radioactivity in fish in the nearby Connecticut River. Officials investigating the effect of the leak tested the river’s fish last year and detected levels of strontium 90 in just one of more than 30 fish sampled. Recent tests found similar levels of radioactivity in fish from Lake Carmi, suggesting the radioactive materials were coming from other environmental sources.

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