Oil contamination, but not radioactivity.
"Environmental groundwater and soil monitoring of the Vermont Yankee site has turned up 17 "areas of concern," but only five of those areas are so polluted they need additional cleanup, according to representatives from NorthStar Nuclear Decommissioning Co.
The contaminated areas stem mostly from historic fuel oil leaks, NorthStar said.
"Five need attention," said Corey Daniels, NorthStar's decommissioning manager told members of the Vermont Nuclear Decommissioning Citizen Advisory Panel last Thursday.
In addition, two diesel fuel spills also need minor cleanup, Daniels said.
Daniels said the 17 areas are mostly polluted from oil products — specifically diesel fuel or fuel oil — and are located near underground pipes carrying the oil, including near the 75,000 gallon underground diesel tank that provided fuel to Vermont Yankee's backup diesel generators.
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