Employee suffers radiation exposure at controversial Idaho nuclear waste site


A worker was exposed to dangerously high levels of radiation after an accident on June 5 at a Department of Energy facility in Idaho where there have been multiple accidents in recent years. The June incident was not publicly disclosed at the time by the government or by Fluor Idaho, the contractor that runs the site.

The accident occurred at the Radioactive Waste Management Complex, which is run by Fluor Idaho, a DOE contractor. The facility is part of the Department of Energy’s 890-square-mile “Idaho site,” which includes facilities used for research and nuclear waste storage as well as the Idaho National Laboratory, described as “the nation’s leading center for nuclear energy research and development.”

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Source: Yahoo News