8 workers treated for radiation at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

OAK RIDGE (AP) – Eight workers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) received internal radiation while carrying out a classified project for the Y-12 nuclear weapons plant.

David Keim, the Communications Director at ORNL said the incident happened earlier this year with an unexpected airborne release of radioactive material.

Keim says the radiation doses to workers were minor.

The lab reported the incident to the Department of Energy and conducted an evaluation to prevent the incident happening again, according to Keim.

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