Workers of Iran’s Isfahan nuclear facility experience unknown health problems

Posted on November 28, 2012

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Some of the workers of Iran’s Isfahan uranium conversion facility (UCF) have been experiencing some health problems at work, the head of Iran’s emergency services, Gholamreza Massoumi said, Mehr reported on Tuesday.

Massoumi did not specify what kind of health problems the workers experienced.

There has also been no announcement made from the Isfahan’s facility itself.

Massoumi also said that the inhabitants who live nearby the nuclear facilities have no reasons to worry about possible radiation contamination.

“There are special emergency units ready to deal with various nuclear accidents,” Massoumi said.

Isfahan Uranium Processing Facility began its work in June 2006.

Inside the facility, the Uranium hexafluoride (UF6), referred to as “hex” in the nuclear industry, is a compound used in the uranium enrichment process, and it is produced from the “yellow cake”, for injection into nuclear centrifuges.

Several hours after the news was published, the Mehr news agency took it down, while it still remains online on several other websites.

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