The Carrefour supermarket in Piazza Marconi, in Frascati, was closed to check the concentration of radon gas, a slow-release radioactive element. A story that raises several questions and which, according to Filcams CGIL Roma Lazio, needs answers. According to the data that emerged from the sampling carried out, in fact, the gas level was found to be up to 4 times higher than the permitted parameter.
There’s more. In that store, there was a high incidence of cancer patients. This is supported by the union acronym: “During 2021, the workers’ representative for supermarket safety, worried by the high incidence of oncological diseases recorded in the store, asked the company to install meters inside the structure , as required by current regulations and local health authorities, to check the concentration of radon gas, a slow-release radioactive element “.
The union: “We need insights”
Last Friday, 5 months after installation and waiting to provide the data collected, Carrefour announced the sudden closure of the store, communicating at the same time to the trade union representatives the start of an ordinary restructuring in the following days. Not only. According to the data that emerged, the “dosimeters detected radon levels up to four times the permitted parameter”, the union said.
“The issue is worrying and very delicate – continues Filcams CGIL Roma Lazio -, obviously we cannot affirm that there is a direct correlation between the data acquired yesterday and the cases of cancer recorded in recent years, but it is necessary at this point that the company show responsibility and seriousness, carrying out all the necessary insights “.
Employees located in other stores
Carrefour, consulted by RomaToday, explained that the “decision to close the shop was taken in recent days to carry out renovations”, which also include “plant adaptations aimed at better managing the presence of radon”. Employees were temporarily relocated to neighboring stores to ensure their employment continuity.CopyAMP code.
“The protection of the health and safety of employees is an absolute priority for the company, which has in fact activated these measures with the utmost caution. The company is conducting in-depth checks on this store and on others in the area in relation to to the detection of radon gas and immediately made itself available to dialogue with trade unions and health authorities “, added Carrefour who also underlined that it will undertake to” promptly provide workers’ representatives and all interested counterparties with the updates that they will gradually become available “.