Photo thanks to Nukeworker.com
According to a breaking news story on the LaCrosse Tribune web site, Dairyland is now claming that there never was a radiation problem at the plant, and that it was a false alarm caused by faulty monitoring equipment. This doesn't seem to correspond very well with the information in the NRC incident report. There will be a story in tomorrow's Tribune with more information.
A story that appears to not be showing up yet in the news despite the fact that it started six days ago - We have to wonder why this hasn't been reported and why Dairyland has not had anything to say so far.
The LaCrosse Boiler Reactor in Genoa was an early (1967) nuclear demonstration power plant, and has been decommissioned since 1987. Recently work has started on dismantling the plant. Since Oct. 12 there have been unusual amounts of Americium-241 in the air inside the plant, and investigations are continuing. An Unusual Event has been declared, and staff working at the plant have been wearing protective equipment, including respirators.
This seems to not be deemed newsworthy - we'll have more information as it becomes available.
Note that the most recent update on this indicates that the levels of Americium in the air have declined and are now acceptable. The dismantling of spent nuclear reactors is of continuing concern, and certainly this reactor's dismantling requires continuing scrutiny.