South Carolina Death Plume Confirmed: News Report – Radiation On The Move – Don’t Drink The Water!
(BIN) -- A radioactive plume has been confirmed in South Carolina and it is now on the move as shared in this newly released video from ShantiUniverse. Radioactive tritium has been detected and on the move in groundwater. This is the 2nd water contamination issue in days including the West Virginia scare over the past weekend.
Columbia, SC (WLTX) -The Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) confirmed to the Governor’s Nuclear Advisory Council a plume of radioactive Tritium is in the groundwater.
“DHEC has documented there is a plume leaking from the site but the problem with Tritium is it’s hard to remediate, it’s hard to clean it up,” said Tom Clements, Southeast Nuclear Campaign Coordinator for Friends of the Earth. “So we have to look at ways to stop it from leaking from the dump.”
The plume is moving off the Barnwell Nuclear site southwest toward the Savannah River Site. Traces of Tritium have also been found in Mary’s Branch Creek.
“It combines with oxygen to form basically radioactive water. So, it gets everywhere in the environment,” Clements said. “The level was far above the drinking water standard but fortunately it doesn’t look like anyone is drinking the water.”