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Staff treated for radiation leak

Eight workers at Hinkley Point B power station in Somerset needed decontamination following a leak of radioactive material at the site.

The accident happened last week while workers were replacing valves at one of the nuclear power station's reactors.

They were later sent to Oxfordshire where their condition was independently assessed.

British Energy said the radiation level was "low" and that there was "no threat to the public".

It is believed the affected workers received a radiation dosage similar to dental X-Ray.



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