Sellafield fined £75,000 over radioactive dust exposure

Source: on 2009-12-07 08:47:00

Nuclear operator Sellafield has been fined £75,000 after two contractors at its site in Cumbria inhaled radioactive dust. The incident happened on 11 July 2007 during work to remove a patch of concrete floor in a room once used to sort and monitor plutonium-contaminated material. The contractors, who were under Sellafield's supervision, produced the dust while drilling into the contaminated floor. Both workers were monitored, undressed and removed from the ...

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