Hundreds poisoned by food served at nuclear power plant construction site in Turkey
Hundreds of workers were recently poisoned from the food served at the construction site of Akkuyu nuclear power plant in Turkey's southern province of Mersin, and many workers asked the administration for a refund of the wage cuts made for the food, +Gercek's Abidin Yagmur said on Sunday.
The Russian-owned constructor of the nuclear power plant earlier said that a total of 925 workers suffered from food poisoning at the site and 126 were taken to the hospital for treatment.
The constructor Akkuyu NGS A.S. noted that food services were delivered by Turkish contractor companies and they were supervised by the experts of Akkuyu NGS A.S. through routine inspections at food serving points and examinations of food samples.
A worker complained on social media that expired poultry, spoiled cheese, salami and eggs were frequently served in meals.
Another worker said that the contractor company earlier received a warning after an inspection, and the inspectors were quickly replaced with another team.
"The inspectors had even said in their report that the catering company should be shut down," the worker added.
A third worker commented:
"If it had been Russian instead of Turkish workers who were poisoned by the food, [catering company] Taner Yemek would have long been kicked out."