Henin submits query to Barak over Dimona radiation

December 8, 2011 22:00

Following court testimony on Wednesday that workers at the Negev Nuclear Research Center had been exposed to dangerously high radiation levels, MK and Health and Environment Committee Chair Dov Henin (Hadash) submitted a parliamentary query to the defense minister, citing worker complaints that the director of security of the defense establishment (DSDE) exposed them to these threats.

The statements testifying to the workers' hazardous level of exposure had been delivered by the former head of safety at the Sorek nuclear research center, Dr. Thelma Byrne.

"The Dimona reactor is old, and as such is dangerous, and the time has come to have a serious and thorough debate about its environmental implications, health and safety," Henin said.

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