Radioactive contamination is creeping into drinking water around the U.S. (Ensia)

“When Jeni Knack moved to Simi Valley, California, in 2018, she had no idea that her family’s new home was within 5 miles of a former nuclear and rocket testing laboratory, perched atop a plateau and rife with contamination. Radioactive cesium-137, strontium-90, plutonium-239 and tritium, along with a mix of other toxic chemicals and heavy metals, are known to have been released at the industrial site through various spills, leaks, the use of open-air burn pits and a partial nuclear meltdown.”

Read the whole story from Ensia here. The Ensia story was mentioned in a December 22 roundup by The Hill on water issues.

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