Mine Workers Exposed to Higher Levels of Radon Gas

Wednesday, November 19, 2003 at 15:28



An official with Cameco says workers that were exposed to higher than normal levels of radon gas at a Northern Saskatchewan uranium mine have nothing to worry about.


Just under 300 workers at the McArthur River mine were exposed to 5 times the normal amount of the gas during underground flooding at the mine earlier this year.


Lyle Krahn says while the exposure was larger than normal, it still fell under allowable limits allowed by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission.


Cameco will report the circumstances that resulted in the increased exposure to the commission later this month.