Workers shut down Israel’s nuclear facility in Dimona
Thousands of workers have shut down Israel’s Nuclear Research Facility (NRF) at Dimona on Sunday, January 19, in protest against plans to cut down the workforce.
The plant’s management is reportedly planning to take unilateral measures aimed at increasing the plant’s efficiency. NRF employees took the extraordinary step of suspending work for several hours in the hope of getting the plant’s management to the negotiations table.
Approximately 2,700 scientists, technicians, administrative staff are employed at Dimona. The heavy water reactor and installation for processing irradiated fuel is used to produce weapons-grade nuclear material. It was constructed in the Negev desert in the late 1950s. — (menareport.com)
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