France may ban part time work on nuclear sites

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: (Published 01 February 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:323
  1. Alexander Dorozynski
  1. Paris

    The French government may forbid the employment of casual workers in areas where they may be exposed to high amounts of ionising radiation.

    More then 3000 people would be affected by the ban. Most of them are casually employed for maintenance work when power generating reactors are stopped for reloading. Others have job assignments at the Cogema waste processing plants or in military installations. Many of them are allegedly hired–or refused work–on the basis of cumulated doses received during previous …

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