Tuesday , September 21 2021

Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute "No radiation leakage"

On February 19, at 2:28 a.m., a fire broke out at the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute in Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, and it was turned off in 1 hour and 33 minutes.

Nuclear researchers explain that fire is a laboratory that analyzes chemical waste such as gloves and sandals used by researchers.

It has been confirmed that there are no injuries to humans and no radioactive leakage.

"A total of 18 equipment and 64 firefighters were sent when the fire alarm went off," said a firefighter. "As a result of measuring radiation doses, it is 0.18 μSv (micro sievert) per hour, similar to natural conditions."

The fire department is investigating the cause of the fire and the scale of the damage.

(Photo: Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute / Yonhap News)

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