Kansas State University says procedures at its research reactor are being reviewed following an operator's exposure to what it calls minor amounts of radiation.


Kansas State University says procedures at its research reactor are being reviewed following an operator's exposure to what it calls minor amounts of radiation.

Officials said Wednesday the reactor was shut down Sept. 22, and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is on the Manhattan campus conducting its own investigation.

Kansas State radiation safety officer Ronald Bridges said the senior reactor operator was exposed to radiation during a routine experiment. Bridges says the exposure was less than a person receives during a typical CT scan, with no health risks involved.

The research reactor is used in academic and education programs as well as industrial services and research.

Bridges says the NRC and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment were notified of the exposure incident.