Contaminated cylinders discovered in Richland from a South Carolina nuclear fuel plant via Tri-City Herald

Two contaminated cylinders were trucked across the country from the Westinghouse nuclear fuel factory in South Carolina after plant workers failed to properly examine the containers for signs of excessive radioactivity, according to a federal agency that oversees the site.

Only after the cylinders arrived in Richland, Wash., did workers there discover radiation levels that exceeded federal standards, records show.

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Westinghouse was shipping cylinders emptied of material for nuclear fuel fabrication to Framatome ANP on Horn Rapids Road in Richland for cleaning so they could be reused. Framatome services U.S. nuclear facilities across the country.

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