Xcel Energy reported the tritium water leak to state and federal officials in November last year. However, this information was not made public until this week. State officials explained this by saying they were waiting for more information before making it public. According to them, the water remains on Xcel territory and does not pose an immediate threat to public health.
When asked why Xcel Energy did not inform the public sooner, the company said, “We understand the importance of quickly informing the population we serve if a situation poses an imminent health and safety hazard. There was no such threat in this case.”.
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