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jpak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:42 PM
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New contamination incident at French nuclear site
http://uk.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUKL2397623520...

PARIS (Reuters) - Around 100 staff at a nuclear power plant in southern France were contaminated with a low dose of radiation on Wednesday, power firm EDF said, the latest incident there after a case of uranium spillage two weeks ago.

EDF said in a statement that sensors detected a rise in the level of radiation while maintenance work was being carried out at the Tricastin site's reactor number four, which had been shut since July 12.

The rise in radiation prompted 97 staff to be evacuated at around 9:30 a.m. local time (8:30 a.m. British time) and sent for medical tests.

"Seventy of them show low traces of radioelements, below one fortieth of the authorised limit," EDF said, adding that the incident would not affect the people's health or the environment.

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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:25 PM
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1. I wonder how much truth is in this statement
EDF said, adding that the incident would not affect the people's health or the environment.
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