Federal officials say they have discovered uranium contamination in some of the groundwater at a nuclear fuel plant outside Columbia.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission spokesman Joey Ledford said levels higher than what is considered safe were found in two of the nine groundwater testing wells at the Westinghouse nuclear fuel rod plant. South Carolina’s Department of Health and Environmental Control dug the wells after learning about three leaks at the site in the past decade.
“Both of them were located just a few feet from the (plant) and about a mile to a mile-and-a-quarter from the edge of the property,” Ledford said. [Read more…]