Firefighters' fright

April 1991
New Scientist;4/20/91, Vol. 130 Issue 1765, p19
Reports that firefighters at CERN, the European laboratory for particle physics in Geneva, Switzerland, have been exposed to excess radiation when they conducted safety exercises. Transportation of a plastic bag full of irradiated metal in the firefighter's van; Factors that caused delays in the inspection of the van; Results of examination of firefighters; Firefighters' complaint about the lack of information on the incident; Plans of CERN to launch a review of its safety procedures.


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