Tritium spill at Bruce Power being monitored
LONDON, ONT. -- There has been a spill at the Bruce Power Nuclear Generating Station, according to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission.
It says there is no risk to the health and safety of the public after the incident involving tritium Saturday at Unit 6.
Tritium is a radioactive isotope of hydrogen used as a fuel for nuclear fusion reactions.
An official with Bruce Power says the spill was a quantity of heavy water inside the unit. There was no impact to staff, the public or the environment.
The commission continues to monitor the situation.
We have been informed by @Bruce_Power of a tritium spill at the Bruce Power Nuclear Generating Station Unit 6. There is no reported risk to the health and safety of the public or the environment. We are monitoring the situation and will provide updates accordingly.— Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (@CNSC_CCSN) March 28, 2020