After a suspected radioactive leak occurred on October 9 from a medical shipment at cargo terminal of Delhi’s IGI Airport, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has said that there was no leak, and the passenger area is safe. When the radioactive leak was suspected in the morning, in the cargo area, the place was cordoned off. The Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) and a team had to rush the spot. CISF officials on duty at IGI Airport New Delhi had intimated the authorities in NDRF. Later BARC and NDRF reportedly cleared the package, as the leakage was very small and within permissible limits
Atul Garg, Chief Fire Officer had told PTI, “A call was received from the airport around 10.45 AM regarding suspected radioactive leak from medical equipment.” The leak happened around the T3 Terminal. The NDMA and NDRF teams have reached the spot and investigations are going on. The suspected equipment came from an Air France flight and was put up, at the cargo terminal. According to the Delhi Police, the suspected leak at the Delhi Airport was due to a medical equipment.
After thorough identification and investigation of the material, NDRF issued a release that said there is nothing to panic and there is no effect on the passenger area.
(with agency inputs)