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23 August 2017 04:10 (South Africa)

Koeberg workers exposed to radiation

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

Ninety-one Eskom workers had been exposed to small amounts of radiation on 12 September, the state-owned entity announced on Monday. The workers had been conducting maintenance work at Koeberg Unit 1 when the contamination occurred. The DA has accused Eskom of downplaying the incident, and has called for an investigation. Eskom spokesperson Karen de Villiers said that the type of radiation, cobalt 58, would pass from the body easily, and that workers had received counselling.   Read more: Sapa, via News24

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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