Login | Register
Items in shopping cart: 0 | View
JAVYS: Accident in Jaslovské Bohunice nuclear plant not explosion
20 Aug 2014 Flash News
DURING manipulation with chemicals, there was an accident on August 18 in the former engine hall of the nuclear power plant in Jaslovské Bohunice (Trnava Region). A casing was damaged while two employees working there were injured.
“Two employees were treated and one was hospitalised,” Agáta Staneková, the spokeswoman for the Nuclear and Decommissioning Compamy (JAVYS) told TASR newswire. She added that JAVYS management strictly refuses any notion about an explosion in the plant.
“This was an accident at work, and no radiation accident,” she said. “It happened in the building of the former power plant.”
The circumstances are now being investigated. “The workers were duly instructed and equipped with tools necessary for manipulating this type of material; JAVYS abided by all the safety instructions.” Staneková added.
The injured men are hospitalised in the Teaching Hospital in Trnava. Hospital spokesman Matúš Stračiak told TASR that one patient was hospitalised for acid burns of eyes, while the other one is stabilised, his life is not threatened anymore and is examined for potential respiratory problems.
JAVYS is a company decommissioning the nuclear power plants A1 and V1 in Jaslovské Bohunice, the SITA newswire wrote. It is a joint-stock company whose 100-percent owner is the Slovak state, which also executes the shareholder’s rights through the Economy Ministry. Apart from the decommissioning the A1 and V1 plants, JAVYS also offers nuclear services in disposing of the burnt nuclear fuel and radioactive waste.
(Source: TASR, SITA)
Most read articles
Euro Calculator (Sk30.1260 = 1 EUR)
What influences your travel plans?
Quote of the Week
“Viera Tomanová was on her way to the chamber, but fell on the stairs. Juraj Blanár was three seconds late, [and] Jaroslav Baška came a bit too late.” Deputy Speaker of Parliament Jana Laššáková (Smer) explaining the reasons why Smer did not pass the amendment to the Commercial Code after it was vetoed by the president.