Monitoring Nuclear Wastewater Leaks in May


A nuclear power plant leaked nearly 80 gallons of very minorly radioactive water into Lake Michigan. Detecting leaks from nuclear power plants is extremely important because of the risks of radioactivity.


Speaking of nuclear power plants, the Fukushima Daiichi plant is also struggling with containing water leaks. Though it was originally reported to have leaked nearly enough to fill a swimming pool, Tokyo Electric Power Co. has downgraded that report to say that it’s only a large bucket-sized leak.


Meanwhile, a New Jersey woman was surprised to find five gallons of water a minute leaking from a burst pipe on her property. It took her ten months to resolve a payment dispute after the fact, even with a water line protection plan.

Photo Credits: Detroit Free Press, AP, Asbury Park Press