Nebraska nuclear workers exposed to high radiation levels


Photo by Petr Adamek, Wikimedia Commons
Photo by Petr Adamek, Wikimedia Commons

Three workers at a Nebraska nuclear plant were exposed to high levels of radiation on April 3 after failing to follow protocol when removing a highly radioactive steel rod from the plant’s reactor vessel.

Workers at the Brownville plant – just minutes from Iowa’s southwest border – were not exposed to levels that surpassed federal guidelines, according to a Nebraska Public Power District spokesman, but the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission is now investigating the incident – a process that may take several days. Continue reading