Tritium Leaks Investigation Finished
The agency won't impose fines, but it has asked Exelon to monitor and document how tritium's getting off site. The NRC is not responsible for regulating tritium that flowed off company property. That falls to the state of Illinois, which filed suit against the company.
The Illinois Attorney General claims Exelon contaminated state groundwater. Tritium also turned up in one private well, though the contamination level was below federal safety limits. Several homeowners near the Braidwood plant are also suing Exelon. They worry the leaks could damage their property values.