It’s week #2 and a Sugar Land company where five employees were exposed to radiation is still closed and the workers remain at home.
It was last week when we first told you Thermo Fisher Scientific was abruptly shutdown after some employees were exposed to radiation.
A spokesperson for the company said the building would open in a week. That has not happened as of yet.
Christine Mann with the Texas Health Department says her agency is overseeing the decontamination effort at the building. Mann says several employees have been brought back to the building to determine their radiation exposure level.
The workers have also been told to bring in their clothes and shoes that may have come into contact with the powder substance that poses a threat according to Mann. She says the facility with about 140 workers will not be reopened until the state is satisfied.
The Sugar Land site manufactures gauging devices used in the oil and petrochemical industries.
Thermo Fisher released the following statement:
The facility remains closed while third-party experts test for, characterize and remove any remaining radiological contamination from the site.