View Cart (0 items)
Chemical

Alert declared at nuclear plant following chemical leak

January 05, 2012
/ Print / Reprints /
| Share More
/ Text Size+

MINNEAPOLIS — An alert was declared at the Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant Thursday morning after workers discovered sodium hypochlorite leaking from a tank in the screen house, WEAU.com reported.

Sodium hypochlorite, commonly known as chlorine bleach, is used to treat water that is brought into the plant for cooling.

There was no release of radioactive material associated with this event, and it poses no danger to the public, the article stated.

The cause of the leak is under investigation.
You must login or register in order to post a comment.

Related Events