India investigates radiation leak

Fifty-five people treated in hospital after tritium seeps into drinking water.

    Gupta said that the 55 workers who had tested positive of tritium poisoning on Wednesday were now back at the plant.

    Tritium, also known as hydrogen-3, is not dangerous when encountered externally but when inhaled, ingested or absorbed through the skin it can increase the risk of cancer.

    It is an important fuel for nuclear energy production in certain types of reactors.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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