Medical personnel responded to the Savannah River Site Tuesday after some employees were exposed to nitric acid.
Three employees at the Savannah River Site were transported to a Doctors Hospital in Augusta Tuesday morning after exposure to nitric acid. The exposure happened while the three employees were working in the F Area of the site, which is a former chemical processing complex where deactivation work takes place. They were preparing the facility for the removal of piping and residual materials in the area when they came into contact with the nitric acid.
In a release by the Savannah River Site, it says four additional employees were evaluated by on-site medical personnel. The fire department also responded to the scene after the F Area was issued protective actions, that has since been lifted.