Health Concerns

Health Concerns

The desalination plant would be sited only 3.5 miles downstream from the aging Indian Point nuclear plant, which is increasingly leaking radioactive tritium and strontium-90 into the river. Both tritium and strontium-90 have been found in the pilot plant test water in low levels. While strontium-90 is supposed to be removed by reverse osmosis, tritium cannot be removed by desalination.

Indian Point: A Timeline of Accidental Radioactive Leaks and Spills

Radionuclides in Drinking Water

Health Risks from Exposure to Low Levels of Ionizing Radiation

Gillian Stewart Testimony 12-22-11

Tritium in Our Drinking Water: How Much Is Considered Safe?

Health risks from drinking demineralised water

Kay Fries Letter 3-31-1993