Uranium Mine Spill

“A worker has been injured during the clean-up of a toxic spill at the Ranger uranium mine in the Northern Territory, the ABC has been told.

The Australian Manufacturing Workers Union (AMWU) says a fitter was injured this morning while cleaning up slurry that spilt out of a tank that collapsed last weekend.

Brian Wilkins from the AMWU says the man fell through the crust of the radioactive material up to his armpits.

It is understood the man was cleaned up and asked to return to work, but he refused.”

Full article at abc.net.au


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