Jihlava, South Moravia, Sept 23 (CTK) – A US commissioner from the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) emerged unharmed after falling into a water tank at the Dukovany nuclear power plant on Friday.
The daily Mlada fronta Dnes reported Friday that commissioners training at the facility were moving around the plant in a group. One of them, however, left the group and fell into the tank. The water in the tank was not radioactive.
A spokesman for the plant told MfD that the commissioner admitted he had made a mistake. “The rules say that no one is allowed to leave the group,” the spokesman said.
The water tank is used in the process of loading and unloading nuclear fuel. Although the water was not in contact with any nuclear fuel during the training, the commissioner was examined to make sure he was not contaminated with radioactivity.
2006 CTK Czech News Agency.