Underground Reactor Pipes and Tritium
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has been overseeing nuclear power plants and their tritium monitoring programs for several years. Our reviews have confirmed leaks with tritium in underground pipes have not affected public health and safety and the environment. More information on this issue is provided at the following links.
This page includes links to files in non-HTML format. See Plugins, Viewers, and Other Tools for more information.
- Fact Sheet on Underground Pipes at Nuclear Reactors
- Fact Sheet on Tritium, Radiation Protection Limits, and Drinking Water Standards
- Charter for the Groundwater Task Force (2010)
- EDO Tasking Memo with Groundwater Task Force Report (2010)
- October 4, 2010 Public Meeting Slides and Transcript (Change of date: receiving comments through November 1, 2010)
- Senior Management Review of Overall Regulatory Approach to Groundwater Protection (SECY-11-0019 February 9, 2011)
- Memorandum to the Chairman – Initiatives for improved communication of groundwater incidents (Feb. 9, 2011)
- Groundwater Contamination (Tritium) at Nuclear Plants
- Buried Piping Activities