Demolition workers boots turn radioactive at Dounreay

Grant Prior 5 years ago
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Traces of radioactive contamination have been found on the shoes of a number of workers preparing a building for demolition at Dounreay nuclear power plant.

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Contractor DSRL said the contamination was detected when the operators prepared to leave the building.

A company statement said: “The building is in a ‘controlled’ area, where contamination is possible, and controls are in place to manage it.

“The area was isolated and follow-up surveys confirmed that the contamination was confined to a small area.  An investigation is underway.

“There was no harm to staff or the environment.”

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