Louisiana nuke workers were exposed to radiation in 2009

The Claims Journal reported this morning:

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says workers were exposed to a low level of radiation during maintenance work in 2009 at the Entergy Corp.’s Waterford 3 nuclear power plant in Louisiana.

The Times-Picayune reports that an NRC report found that no workers received radiation above federal safety limits, but they received unexpected doses when radioactive water leaked from pipe seals onto the plant floor as the lines were being depressurized for the maintenance work. None of the water left the plant, according to the NRC investigation.

Here’s a link: http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/southcentral/2011/11/28/195737.htm



About Robert Singleton

By day, I work for a call center. In my spare time, I try to save my hometown (and planet) from a nearly constant onslaught of greedheads, lunatics and land developers. I live in a fictional town called Austin, Texas, where I go to way too many meetings.
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