A Richland County nuclear fuel plant worker was taken to the hospital this week after he was exposed to acid that contained uranium.
The accident happened Monday night at the Westinghouse Electric Company facility in Hopkins.
A Nuclear Regulatory Commission incident report says the unnamed employee was cleaning scrubber piping when he was exposed to a nitric acid solution that contained uranium.
According to the report the worker suffered irritation over a forearm and part of a foot.
The NRC says the employee was treated for pain and monitored before being released from the hospital.
The Westinghouse facility uses uranium to make fuel for nuclear plants across the country. Westinghouse says it’s investigating the incident.
The NRC says it will await the results of the company’s investigation, before deciding on any further action.