Vermont Yankee installing new well to extract groundwater

Vermont Yankee installing new well to extract groundwater

January 1, 2021 mmvxljhp 0

first_imgVermont Yankee engineers and technicians are continuing to plan for soil and groundwater remediation. The new well to be used for extracting groundwater is being installed today beside the Advanced Off Gas Building.  Also today, equipment is arriving to support the pumping operation that will be the first stage of groundwater remediation. The work to isolate the remaining internal leak from the ‘A’ AOG recombiner steam trap drainline into the AOG tunnel continues.  (The leakage is being collected and processed; it is not reaching the environment.) To prepare to isolate the ‘A’ drainline, operators brought the rerouted ‘B’ drainline into full operation today.  The next step will be to close valves to isolate the ‘A’ drainline.  Technicians will then use the remotely operated camera to confirm the internal leak from the ‘A’ drainline to the tunnel has stopped. With that confirmation, the ‘A’ drainline will be rerouted and be put into standby status. While this work continues, it is important to note that there has been no detectable tritium levels found in any samples taken from drinking water wells or the river. The Vermont Department of Health and Nuclear Regulatory Commission personnel are monitoring the investigation.Source: Vermont Yankee. 3.23.2010last_img

 

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