Kaiga employees shaken by radioactive water
November 30, 2009 Leave a comment
Chennai, Nov 29 (IANS) Workers at the Kaiga atomic power plant in Karnataka are a shaken lot after the drinking water of a laboratory cooler was found contaminated with radioactive Tritium, suspected to be an act of sabotage.
Fifty-five employees drank the contaminated water on Nov 24 and were hospitalized. Many of them were discharged later.
The incident that took place at the Unit 1 reactor building of the Kaiga generating station has left the employees completely shaken and has introduced an element of suspicion among them, said an official on condition of anonymity.
The Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL), which owns the nuclear power plants including Kaiga, has launched a probe into the radiation leak. Tritium can cause cancer if ingested.