1. Suspected radioactive leak at cargo terminal of Delhi’s IGI Airport

Suspected radioactive leak at cargo terminal of Delhi’s IGI Airport

A suspected radioactive leak today occurred from a medical shipment at cargo terminal of Indira Gandhi International Airport here, following which authorities have cordoned off the area.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: October 9, 2016 1:55 PM
airport-l-pti The Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) has rushed its team to the spot. (PTI)

A suspected radioactive leak today 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 10.45 AM 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.

While the Delhi Police said that the suspected leak at the Airport is due to a medical equipment. The leak happened around the T3 Terminal.

The NDMA and NDRF teams have reached the spot and investigations are going on. Though there was no immediate response from Delhi airport authorities and Air France.

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