Workers at a nuclear factory in France are trying to ensure that their cars are kept safe from the radiation they may experience when the factory’s cooling towers are hit by a nuclear blast.
The workers have launched an online campaign to keep their cars safe from fallout, in which case they’re asking customers to buy a “safety” bumper sticker for their car.
They also want people to share their pictures on social media and tweet about their safety in the event that they have to get out of the factory and back into the car.
“I’d rather not have my car damaged than to be in the wrong place at the wrong time,” said one worker, named only as B. “I hope people will not be in this situation and that they can help us avoid this disaster.”
The workers are urging people to take a picture of their car and upload it to Instagram and Facebook so that they are visible to their friends and family.
“We don’t want people not to know that we are here,” said B. “But we need to be very careful and be aware that our car is going to be hit by something.”
Workers are asking customers not to share the pictures on Instagram or Facebook to protect their safety.
A similar campaign is also being launched to raise awareness of the risks of working in a factory, and the potential effects of the fallout from the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in Ukraine.
Workers and their supporters in France have been using the hashtag #StaySafe, with the hashtag trending on Twitter in France.
In Germany, where the nuclear factory is located, the workers and their backers are using the hashtags #ChernobylSaves and #CopenhagenIsSafe.
RTE reports that the workers are currently in contact with the authorities and are working on a plan to provide them with radiation shielding.