3 Workers Exposed To Radiation At Cooper Nuclear Station In Nebraska

3 Workers Exposed To Radiation At Cooper Nuclear Station In Nebraska

WASHINGTON – The U.S. nuclear safety regulator said on Monday it is investigating how three workers at a nuclear power plant in Nebraska were accidentally exposed to radiation last week.

The three workers triggered radiation alarms by incorrectly moving a radioactive tube on April 3. They immediately set the tube down and fled the area.

Nebraska Public Power District, which operates the Cooper Nuclear Station, does not believe the workers were exposed to radiation above regulatory limits, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said in a release.

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