U.S. News and World Report: Atomic reactors leaking radioactivity into groundwater and surface waters, from New York City to Miami
As reported by Alan Neuhauser in U.S. News and World Report, Entergy's Indian Point nuclear power plant on the Hudson River just upstream from New York City, and Florida Power and Light's Turkey Point nuclear power plant on Biscayne Bay near Miami, are hemorrhaging radioactive tritium into groundwater and surface water.
At Indian Point, although the radioactive releases are into on-site groundwater, chances are very high that, over time, this tritium (and likely other) radioactive contamination will flow into the Hudson River, harming its fisheries.
At Turkey Point, in addition to the significant increase in radioactivity in a massive cooling canal network, as well as the ocean itself, the atomic reactors are also releasing large amounts of thermally hot waste heat into the surface waters. Remarkably, with U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission collusion and complicity, Turkey Point has been allowed to increase cooling canal water temperatures to 104 degrees Fahrenheit, hotter than most hot tubs. This is undoubtedly having a seriously harmful impact on the surrounding area's fragile ecosystem, home to endangered species like the American crocodile.