Sunday, November 29, 2009

Sabotage At An India Nuclear Plant Raises Fears And Concerns

Indian Nuclear Workers 'Deliberately Poisoned' -- AFP

BANGALORE, India — Workers at a nuclear power plant in southern India were treated for poisoning after drinking water was deliberately spiked with radiation, senior government officials said Sunday.

Routine tests showed 55 employees from the plant in Kaiga in the state of Karnataka had increased levels of the radioactive element tritium, which is used in nuclear reactors.

B. Bhattacharjee, a member of the National Disaster Management Authority, said someone had inserted contaminated water into a water cooler, according to the Press Trust of India.

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More News On This Act of Sabotage

Kaiga nuke plant leak was inside job: Kakodkar -- Times of India
Radiation Leak at India Nuclear Plant Sickens Workers -- Bloomberg
Water Cooler at Indian Nuclear Plant Contaminated -- Voice of America
Sabotage in Kaiga: Tritium added to drinking water -- Economic Times of India
Nuke-plant staff poisoned -- Straits Times
55 workers at Kaiga receive excessive radiation -- The Hindu

My Comment: This act of sabotage is occurring at a time when security is at its highest in these nuclear plants. This is so troubling on so many levels, I do not have an idea on where to begin .... but one thing is clear .... these plants are not secure.

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