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Federal regulators plan to investigate how radioactive material was found in the groundwater below a nuclear power plant north of New York City

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BUCHANAN, New York — Federal regulators plan to investigate how radioactive material was found in the groundwater below a nuclear power plant north of New York City.

Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo (KWOH'-moh) has said water contaminated by tritium leaked into the groundwater at the Indian Point Energy Center in Buchanan, 40 miles north of Manhattan.

A Nuclear Regulatory Commission spokesman tells the Journal News (http://lohud.us/1V2ToMd ) the agency is sending a radiation specialist to investigate on Thursday.

The specialist will perform visual checks and review the circumstances surrounding the detection. The specialist will also monitor the plant's investigation and have 45 days to record any findings following the review.

An Entergy Corp. spokesman says the contamination was most likely caused by a leak in a filtration system as crews were preparing for a refueling.


Information from: The Journal News, http://www.lohud.com

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