Israel: Dimona employees ‘forced to drink uranium’…Posted: August 17, 2009
The Dimona nuclear reactor in Israel garners new controversy after revelations that former staff members ‘were forced to drink uranium’ as part of an experiment.
In a recently-filed lawsuit, Julius Malick, who worked in Dimona for over 15 years, explained how he was ordered by his superiors to take part in a toxic experiment on five workers.
During the experiment, Malick and his fellow colleagues were forced to drink juice containing uranium and were then asked for a urine sample, which was then analyzed to determine how uranium is excreted from the body through urine.
According to Malick, the 1998 experiment was conducted without medical supervision and the dire health risks had not been explained to participants.
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