Several People Hospitalised After Chemical Spill At Sydney Nuclear Facility

Incident this morning


AAP

1 March 2019

AAP

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Three people have been hospitalised after a chemical spill at a nuclear facility in southern Sydney.

About 250 millilitres of sodium hydroxide was spilt from a pipe at the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation at Lucas Heights on Friday morning.

An ANSTO spokesman said three staff members had been taken to hospital for observation.

The incident occurred in a nuclear medicine manufacturing building that is not associated with the OPAL nuclear reactor, the spokesman said.

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