100 employees at French nuke site contaminatedThe Associated Press
PARIS -- The French electric company EDF says that 100 employees have been "slightly contaminated" by a leak at a reactor site in southern France.
It was the third incident at a French nuclear site in recent weeks and the second at the huge Tricastin site.
An EDF spokeswoman says the employees were exposed to radioactive particles that escaped from a pipe in a reactor that had been shut down. It says the employees were exposed to radiation far below permitted levels, and went home but will be tested.
A leak of unenriched uranium at another facility at Tricastin led to a just-lifted ban on water sports and fishing in two rivers.