17 workers exposured to plutonium inside old Idaho nuclear reactor — Details on health “not immediately provided” — “No evidence” of radioactive release outside facility

Published: November 8th, 2011 at 7:41 pm ET
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at 6:28 pm ET: The Idaho National Laboratory, a U.S. Energy Department nuclear research site in eastern Idaho, said on Tuesday that 17 employees have been exposed to plutonium.

Deseret News at 6:12 pm ET: “There is no evidence of a release of contamination outside the facility, emergency command officials said.”

Deseret News at 6:12 pm ET: “The employees were working inside the Zero Power Physics Reactor when a container was opened for scheduled work, resulting in the contamination.”

KTLA News at 6:28 pm ET: “A statement issued by officials at the lab… said that ‘based on the information obtained so far, there is no risk to the public.’”

Reuters at 6:55 pm ET: “The exposed workers underwent initial decontamination procedures at the complex before they were taken to a medical facility elsewhere on the lab grounds for “further evaluation,” the lab said. Details of their condition were not immediately provided.”

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Published: November 8th, 2011 at 7:41 pm ET
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