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Radioactive sources discovered at the University of Bordeaux

22 Oct 2015 | By Inserm (Newsroom) | Institutional and special event

Inserm is paying close attention to the level 2 incident, declared on 21 October 2015 by the French Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN), which occurred in a joint Inserm/University of Bordeaux laboratory.

Inserm notes that the University will implement measures requested by ASN for which it is responsible as the owner of the premises. Inserm will give the University its complete support.

For Inserm’s part, two staff members who were exposed have been examined by the preventive medicine service. Following medical tests, the individuals in question have been allowed return to work, and will be monitored regularly.

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