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
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