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Exhausted staff at Chernobyl plant get relief

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Posted at 4:23 PM, Mar 20, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-20 19:23:37-04

LVIV, Ukraine — Management of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, site of the world's worst nuclear accident in 1986, said Sunday that 50 staff members who had been on the job since the plant was seized by Russian forces on Feb. 24 have been rotated out and replaced.

Officials had repeatedly expressed alarm that the staff was suffering exhaustion after weeks of forced, unrelieved work and that this endangered the decommissioned plant's safety.

The authority that manages the plant did not give specifics on how the agreement was reached to let the workers leave and others come in to replace them.