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3 workers not exposed to internal radiation at DOE site via Idaho State Journal

IDAHO FALLS (AP) — A cleanup contractor says three Idaho workers involved in a radiological incident at a U.S. Department of Energy site earlier this year did not receive internal exposure.

A spokesman for contractor Fluor Idaho said Thursday that biological assessments on the workers found no reportable internal contamination despite radioactive material contaminating the skin and clothing of the workers.

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The incident happened May 10 as workers were cutting into a box to remove and repackage radioactive debris.

The Post Register reports that a similar external exposure occurred in late June to a single employee. An internal investigation was conducted and officials decided that future welders would be required to ear both the fire-resistant layer of protective clothing plus a layer of anti-contamination clothing on the outside.

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