MONTICELLO (WJON News) - The results are in and the city of Monticello’s drinking water was not affected by the Tritium water leak at the Monticello Nuclear Power Plant.

The city submitted a water sample for testing in March, and the results show that the level of Tritium in the water is significantly below the maximum standard set by the Environmental Protection Agency.

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The report shows:

  • The EPA’s maximum limit of Tritium in drinking water is 20,000 pCi/L (picocuries per liter).
  • The highest result from the Monticello water sample was 209 pCi/L.
  • The lowest result was 33.9 pCi/L.

The Minnesota Department of Health will review the findings at Monday’s city council meeting.



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