Such disturbing news comes to us from France, which currently has 19 nuclear power plants. The local Ministry of Health informed that the problem concerns households located near these facilities.
The research was carried out by environmental organizations, including the Radioactivity Control Association. The results surprised the ecologists and aroused much controversy and concerns about the health of the French. The Ministry of Health confirmed the information provided by ecologists and stated that despite the detection of radioactive tritium in the tap, its concentration does not exceed the current standards and does not endanger people’s health and life.
Meanwhile, environmentalists are alarming that it is not known until the end, what impact on people can have daily, regular consumption of water with a radioactive hydrogen isotope for a period of many decades. They emphasize that standards are sucked out of the finger and have been raised over recent years. The published data show that this problem applies to residents of 268 French cities such as Orleans, Blois, Tours, Angers and Nantes.
Seven million French people were unaware of regularly drinking water with radioactive tritium. Fig. Maxpixel.
Environmentalists accuse the country’s authorities of concealing the whole matter and demand immediate large-scale actions aimed at improving this tragic situation. Recently, ecologists have revealed horrifying information about the poor condition of national nuclear power plants. Activists pointed out in their report that these facilities are not adequately protected and that too little money is spent on their modernization.
More recently, there was information that the government of Belgium and the Netherlands ordered millions of iodine tablets in the event of a failure in one of the nuclear power plants in Western Europe. Tablets were primarily to be given to elderly people who may suffer from iodine deficiency in the thyroid gland, and thus be in serious danger after the emission of radioactive substances into the atmosphere.