Tehran, YJC. Eleven former employees at Israel’s Dimona nuclear plant have lodged an appeal against a verdict issued three years ago, arguing the ruling was passed on the basis of falsified documents.
The plaintiffs, some of whom have passed away and the rest are suffering from cancer, insist that the June 2011 ruling must be overturned since nobody could imagine that Tel Aviv would provide the court with inaccurate information.
The court refused to recognize that the levels of radiation which dozens of employees working at Dimona nuclear plant were exposed to, caused the cancer.
Scores of people working at Dimona have filed lawsuit against the site's officials. The victims say officials had assured them that they were protected properly and that the levels of harmful radiation were being monitored carefully, but now the opposite has proven to be true. The victims are demanding million of dollars in compensation.
In February 2012, 44 former Dimona workers lodged a lawsuit with an Israeli court suggesting they had been sent to search for uranium ore across Israel without the necessary protection and that they had been equipped only with goggles and masks which did not protect them from radiation.
Dramatic increases in cancer cases, sterility and abnormal births south of the occupied West Bank is said to be linked to a uranium leak at the Dimona nuclear site.
The nuclear reactor has become very old after some 50 years, with experts warning that the leakage could reach Jordan, Syria, Egypt and even Libya.