US nuclear power plant admits it leaked 400,000 gallons of contaminated water

Source:, March 22, 2023
By: Jak Connor

An energy giant that manages the nuclear power plant in the city of Monticello, Minnesota, has confirmed that 400,000 gallons of contaminated water has leaked out of its nuclear power plant.

Reports indicate the leak was initially detected by the Monticello nuclear power plant four months ago, in November 2022, and was reported immediately to state and federal regulators. However, it wasn’t until last week that the public was made aware of the situation. Xcel Energy, the energy giant that runs the Monticello nuclear power plant, issued a press release where it states that it took “swift action” to contain the leak to the plant site and that the contaminated water is “fully contained on-site”. Read more.

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