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Aug15-11, 05:03 AM
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H3 is something that's released from the reactors even during normal operations as it's very difficult to separate from regular hydrogen in cooling water at low concentrations. It's produced from boron in the reactor and from neutron activation of deuterium in the coolant. Not sure how the quantities compare here though.

See:
http://www.nrc.gov/reactors/operatin...qs.html#normal