Here’s one that most didn’t think they would have to deal with on their 2023 bingo card. A Minnesota nuclear plant has had a massive leak that has authorities highly concerned about what might come next. Authorities are actively working on trying to contain the fallout from all of this, according to reporting by the Daily Caller. They report that the primary concern is that the plant has lost some 400,000 gallons of water, and this is leaving it potentially exposed to larger problems. The leak at Xcel Energy’s Monticello nuclear power plant was first detected in November, according to the Daily Caller, and it was reported to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and state officials. However, according to CBS News, those officials did not disclose the issue to the public until March 16. Thus, it is unclear how long active radioactive materials have been floating around that haven’t been properly dealt with. [tweet_embed]March 19, 2023[/tweet_embed] Needless to say, many people are on edge about all of this, and they don’t appreciate being kept in the dark like this. Chris Clark, President of Xcel Energy-Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota spoke with CBS about it and said: “If at any point there had been concern for the public safety, we would, of course, immediately have provided more information.” He then continued by saying: “But we also wanted to make sure we fully understood what was going on before we started raising any concerns with the public around us,” Xcel Energy confirmed that they notified the proper authorities on November 22, 2022, the day after the leak was detected. According to CBS News, officials continued to monitor the situation while the company began to pump and store groundwater and process the potentially contaminated water from their facility. Dan Huff, Assistant Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Health, spoke with CBS News and said: “This is a very localized leak; it is not migrated off-site, there has been no risk to public health or public safety,” He continued, saying, “Our number one action was to stop the leak, and [Xcel] did that. The number two action is to make sure that Xcel reclaims the water, and they’re working on that.” Regardless, many in the area and throughout the country are highly concerned about this latest development.