According to Entergy Communications Manager Michael Bowling, the shoes of two Grand Gulf employees set off a personnel contamination monitor in the early morning hours of March 10. Low levels of contamination were found on their shoes, and a subsequent investigation found the contamination came from a puddle, approximately 2 feet in diameter and 2 inches deep, on the ground inside the protected area of the plant.
“The area was immediately roped off, bermed and a temporary structure was built over it,” Bowling said by email. “The water was properly removed and disposed of, and an emergent issues team is currently investigating the source.”
Several groundwater samples taken inside and around the plant showed the contamination did not spread outside of the protected area, Bowling said.
The plant is currently undergoing a refueling outage.
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