Workers contaminated at Sellafield

Click to follow
The Independent Online
Six workers at the Sellafield nuclear plant in Cumbria were contaminated after a leak of radioactive dust in the building.

Staff in part of the Magnox plant were evacuated after the release was detected on Sunday evening. British Nuclear Fuels (BNFL) said the contamination, a very "rare occurrence", was "very minor indeed" and no radioactivity was released outside the plant. The workers were decontaminated at the plant's medical department and allowed to go home, BNFL said. The incident is being investigated and the Nuclear Installations Inspectorate has been told.

Comments