Here at NEI, my colleagues and I have been batting around a press release from Environment America and U.S. PIRG claiming that nuclear power plants represent a threat ground water from leaks of tritium. The report is titled, “Too Close to Home: Nuclear Power and the Threat to Drinking Water.”
From where we sit, the story seems a lot like one that the AP pushed out in June 2011 about the subject. The public needs to know that there has been no known adverse impact on public health or safety from a tritium release at commercial nuclear power plants.
While we'll have more on that later, it's also important to point out that the four co-authors of this study lack any scientific credentials.
- Jennifer Kim of U.S. PIRG has a degree in history from the University of Michigan;
- According to her own MySpace page, Courtney Abrams of Environment America graduated with a degree in Psychology from Wake Forest;
- Her Environment America colleague Rob Kerth has a BA in history from Yale;
- Sean Garren has a degree in Government from Dartmouth.