US Agency permits nuclear plant to continue service after three workers hospitalized

US Agency permits nuclear plant to continue service after three workers hospitalized
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  • calendar-gray 24 October 2019

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is allowing a South Carolina nuclear fuel factory to proceed with business as usual after the controversial facility recently received a “non-favorable” report concerning equipment and had three employees sent to the hospital earlier this month, APA reports quoting sputniknews.

Three workers of a Westinghouse Electric Company nuclear plant near Columbia, South Carolina, were hospitalized on October 14 after reporting “an unusual taste in their mouths” after cleaning equipment used to process hydrofluoric acid in the facility, according to an event report issued by the NRC. While all three employees were released later that day, the federal document notes one of them did require medical treatment of some kind.

“Access to the area is controlled, and the equipment remains shutdown pending completion of maintenance activities and appropriate testing before return to operation,” the text reads, adding there were “no health or safety concerns” found in association with the event.

Kənan Hacıyev

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