A 1950s-era nuclear medicine lab in south-west Sydney should be replaced after a worker was exposed to radioactive material, an independent expert review has recommended. The review, published this morning, said the Lucas Heights facility failed modern nuclear safety standards and had a culture of “make-do and mend”. An incident at the facility — known as building 23 — occurred in August last year, and was deemed the most serious in the world in 2017. It was the only incident at the time that was classified as a Level 3 event in the International Nuclear Event Scale.
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