Investigation launched after powder spill at Sellafield
An investigation has been launched after a worker spilled depleted uranium trioxide powder at Sellafield.
The firm has released details of the incident which took place on June 14.
A statement was released on behalf of Sellafield Ltd, Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and Office for Nuclear Regulation.
It said: "While carrying out analysis work in a Sellafield site laboratory, a worker spilled approximately 1kg of depleted uranium trioxide powder while moving a container.
"The material is not harmful unless ingested or inhaled."
It said the correct safety procedures were... read more
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