At least 17 people were irradiated after a blackout in the Idaho National Laboratory (USA) which were carried out research in the nuclear field, the Western media reported referring to an official statement of the laboratory on Wednesday.
The accident occurred Tuesday evening when cleaning the premises containing containers of radioactive substances. The statement said that staff has been exposed to radiation following the accidental opening of a container.
The victims are being followed up by doctors. According to the press, this incident would not cause a radioactive release into the environment.