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Radioactive material leaked from Israel’s nuclear reactor several times

Dimona nuclear research facility in Israel
Satellite view of the Dimona nuclear research facility in Israel

A Israeli court heard yesterday that radioactive material has leaked from the Dimona nuclear reactor several times since it was built, Arab48 reported.

This was revealed during a case against the reactor filed by a former worker who is battling cancer.

According to the Israeli general radio, the reactor recognised the leaks after workers complained; no further details were given.

The complainant, Faridi Taweel, said he was affected by the radioactive materials which leaked from the reactor.

“If they acted wisely, I would have known this and would have carried out the needed tests,” Taweel, 56, said.

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