May 24th, 2010

Additional Bonus Double-Plus-Good News From Yankee: SR-90 Now In The House!

by Philip Baruth

Funny how you get distracted: you take a few days to go talk to voters out in Richmond, and by the time you get back to your desk, another highly lethal radioactive material has been discovered at the plume excavation down at Vermont Yankee. This time it’s Strontium-90, which causes leukemia, mostly in young children whose teeth and bones are still rapidly adding calcium. Fortunately, the SR-90 was found in the soil, not in the groundwater, and as we all know “water” and “soil” almost never interact, in spite of the fact that the word “groundwater” would seem to be made up of the words “ground” and “water.” Good news. Nothing to see here.