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Fog in Niantic: The good news, bad news and ugly news

On April 6, 2017, deep fog descended on Niantic.

The good news: The view of Millstone was obscured and could not be seen by health-conscious visitors on the Boardwalk.

The bad news: fog creates temperature inversions which trap pollutants, such as Millstone’s routine, continuous radiation releases, close to the ground where people breathe.

The ugly news: Millstone Unit 2 is in its dirtiest period of a refueling outage, releasing greater-than-usual rad waste to the air and water.

View the article in The Day