15 French Nuclear Plant Employees Contaminated Amid Scrutiny of Powerful Industry

Electricite de France says 15 workers were exposed to radioactive contamination while carrying out maintenance at a nuclear plant in the French Alps.

The electricity giant says "traces of radioactive elements" were found during standard monitoring of workers at the Saint-Alban plant in the Isere region.

EDF says doctors examined the workers after the contamination was found and ruled that it had "no consequences" for their health. The utility is searching for the cause of the contamination.

The incident occurred Friday, and EDF announced it Monday.

It comes amid heightened scrutiny of France's nuclear industry following uranium leaks earlier this month. France depends on nuclear power for the majority of its electricity.