Radioactive leak at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport's cargo terminal

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    Radioactive leak at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport's cargo terminal
    NEW DELHI: A suspected radioactive leak on Sunday occurred from a medical shipment at cargo terminal of Indira Gandhi International Airport here, following which authorities have cordoned off the area.

    The Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) has rushed its team to the spot.

    "A call was received from the airport around 10.45am regarding suspected radioactive leak from medical equipment," said Atul Garg, Chief Fire Officer.

    He said the equipment has come from Air France plane and was kept at the cargo terminal.

    The entire area has been cordoned off and National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has also been informed about the incident, Garg said.

    The cargo complex has been vacated by officials as a preventive measure.

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...ports-cargo-terminal/articleshow/54762321.cms

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    All-Clear Given At IGI Airport After Suspected Radioactive Leak

    New Delhi:
    Highlights
    1. Officials said leakage came from packet of cancer medicines
    2. They contained a low-intensity radioactive substance
    3. Authorities said the leakage is not dangerous
    The suspected radioactive leak at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport was very minute and came from cancer medicines that were being transferred by an Air France Aircraft. The all-clear has been now been given by the National Disaster Management Authority, an official said.

    Officials of the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board, who were testing the leaking package, confirmed that it contained a low-intensity radioactive substance used in nuclear medicine.

    Tests are still on for further confirmation. Even if the leak turns out to be radioactive, it is not dangerous if a safe distance of around 3 meters is maintained from the package, they said.

    Following the reports of the leak this morning, the entire cargo area of the T3 terminal was cordoned off and evacuated. Fire engines were put on stand-by.

    Specialist teams were dispatched to conduct the tests and a team from the National Disaster Management Authority also reached the spot. The crisis management group of the Department of Atomic Energy was activated.


    http://www.ndtv.com/delhi-news/radioactive-leak-reported-at-delhi-airport-cargo-terminal-1472018
     
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    That was close.
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    Thank god for the quick response.
     
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    Utmost care should be taken while transporting Isotopes used as cancer diagnostic agents following IATA practices as India is signatory to abide by its protocols and regulations.

    Looks like someone is trying to cut the cost.
     
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