Details of an incident at Sellafield on 14 June 2017.
While carrying out analysis work in a Sellafield site laboratory, a worker spilled approximately 1kg of depleted uranium trioxide powder while moving a container.
The material is not harmful unless ingested or inhaled.
The correct safety procedures were followed and the immediate area was evacuated before returning to normal service on the same day.
Health checks confirmed the worker suffered no ill effects.
An internal investigation is being carried out.
The event has been rated 1 (anomaly) on the International Nuclear Events Scale
Sellafield is regulated by the Office for Nuclear Regulation and the Environment Agency
See details of incidents at Sellafield before 1 August 2017
Don’t include personal or financial information like your National Insurance number or credit card details.
To help us improve GOV.UK, we’d like to know more about your visit today. We’ll send you a link to a feedback form. It will take only 2 minutes to fill in. Don’t worry we won’t send you spam or share your email address with anyone.