Two killed in fire at BARC; no radioactive leak threat


The southern Man
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Jul 15, 2009
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Two killed in fire at BARC; no radioactive leak threat

A fire broke out in a chemical lab at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) in suburban Trombay on Tuesday leaving two persons dead but there was no threat of any radioactive leak.

The process of identification of the victims is on and it is suspected that they could be students, sources at the BARC said.

“The fire broke out in the chemical lab on the third floor of the Modular lab at the BARC,” director and AEC chairman Sreekumar Banerjee told PTI.

The Fire Brigade and police are yet to ascertain the cause of the blaze which broke out this afternoon. Fire tenders were rushed to the spot and the blaze was doused within 45 minutes.

Usually, seven people worked in the lab but today only two were there.

The Modular Lab at BARC is home to a number of departmental labs and hundreds of people work on different floors of the building. Instruments, chemicals and gadgets required for research are stored at the labs.

Security has been beefed at BARC following intelligence inputs that the country’s prestigious nuclear facility faced terror threat.
The Hindu : News / National : Two killed in fire at BARC; no radioactive leak threat


New Member
Feb 16, 2009
sad news indeed loss of life always is , but it could have been even worse , good to know that radioactive leak was avoided especially the world and in the immediate neighbourhood people would make a big cry over the safety standards in world stage

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