Officials with the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission have confirmed that the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant had a leak of radioactive tritium 5 years ago.
That leak was reported by a whistle blower to a member of the Legislative Oversight Panel last week. Now, NRC officials are confirming that report.
In a conference call with reporters today, NRC officials said the 2005 leak is currently under investigation.
Plant officials are trying to determine the source of a tritium leak into groundwater at the reactor that was reported last month.