I stayed for a short peiod of time at Cernavoda nuclear power plant, CANDU model. I looked around the power plant which was the only nuclear power plant in Romania. It was located at downstream of Danube River, and was very close to the Black Sea.
2. The problem is that radioactive effuents from Chernobyl and other nuclear power plants at Danube tributaries flow into the Black Sea. This fact explains the cancer story of Turkish youth whom I met at summer of 2018.
Therefore, the discharge water from NPP is used for canal water. This may be seen as “Killing two birds with one stone.” But, there comes a question. CANDU model is known as discharging radioactive tritium in large quantity. The coolants are not going back to the river, but they enter into canal and finally into the Black Sea. Are they checking the radioactivity of the canal and the Black Sea properly? Danube River is an international river, and receives transnational monitoring. But how about local canal in Romania? Is monitoriong of radioactive materials proper and sufficient?