Thursday, December 29, 2011

Feds Finalizing Report on INL Accident

Posted By on Thu, Dec 29, 2011 at 10:04 AM

After spending more than a month at the Idaho National Laboratory, a team of federal investigators has returned to Washington, D.C., to finish a report concerning a Nov. 8 accident, which exposed 17 workers to radiation. At least one worker inhaled plutonium during the accident. According to the Idaho Falls Post Register, all 17 employees are back at work and undergoing consistent monitoring.

INL officials have yet to disclose details about the amount or location of the dose of plutonium that each worker was exposed to during the incident. The report from the U.S. Energy Department is expected to be made public in January.

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