Västeras (Sweden)

Nuclear fuel factory in Västeras
Licensee: Westinghouse Atom AB

Facilities in Västeras

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VästerasNuclear Fuel Factory1969
1989-10-24

In the fuel fabrication plant a UF6 cylinder leaked, possibly because of a blockage of a ventilation pipe, and a worker was poisoned by the escaping fluorine gas. 100 mg of hydrofluoric acid will be lethal within a short period of time, and the fluorine gas causes chemical burns on contact.