Radioactive leak at Delhi airport, NDRF says nothing to panic

Radio active leak: Operations have resumed at the airport. The leak was from medical equipment.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 9, 2016 6:01 pm
radioactive leak, delhi airport, delhi cargo, radioactive leak delhi airport, t3 terminal leak, radio active material leak t3 Suspected radioactive material leak at Delhi airport: AERB officials are at the site.

Government on Sunday said the emission from a medical shipment at cargo terminal of IGI Airport here was within permissible limit and did not fall in the category of radioactive leakage.

“Officers from BARC and NDRF have cleared at 1355 hrs that there is no anticipation of any harm because there is no radioactive leakage,” senior government officials said.

They said the emission “is within permissible limits”.

A regular consignment of 16 packets of material for cancer treatment arrived by Air France AF 226 last night at 2230 hrs, officials noted.

They further added that consignee is Dhiti Biotech India Pvt Ltd. while the consigner is CISBIO International and 10 packages were picked up by ground handling agency CELEBI.

In a statement, District Magistrate Abhishek Singh said that “an inadvertently wrong radiological emergency message was conveyed”.

“A nuclear medicine Molibdenum 99 was being brought from Air France flight on behalf of B L Kapoor Hospital, Pusa Road. The quantity of radiation emitted from the nuclear medicine is below 1 mill rongen (measurement of radiation).

“There is no beta radiation in the surrounding areas and there is no leakage. Hence it cannot be termed as an emergency. A final call has thus been taken and the Radiological Emergency has been called off at 01.55 PM,” he said.

 

In a statement issued, District Magistrate Abhishek Singh said: “An inadvertently wrong radiological emergency message was conveyed. A nuclear medicine Molibdenum 99 was being brought from Air France flight on behalf of B L Kapoor Hospital, Pusa Road. The quantity of radiation emitted from the nuclear medicine is below 1 mill rongen (measurement of radiation). There is no beta radiation in the surrounding areas and there is no leakage. Hence it cannot be termed as an emergency. A final call has thus been taken and the Radiological Emergency has been called off at 01.55 pm.”

“A PCR call regarding leakage of radio active material at T3 cargo was reported at 10.25 am.

“No injury to any human has been reported so far. NDRF has confirmed that radioactivity was within the permissible limits.”

Atomic Energy Regulatory Board officials were also rushed to the Delhi airport.

Normal operations at the airport have resumed.

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    Ikok
    Oct 9, 2016 at 8:00 am
    Medical equipmenr with radio active material leak.. a fishy news.. sensitive and highly hazardious mayerial just are not shipped like ordinary cargo but have alerts in cargo manifest...
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      Fire
      Oct 9, 2016 at 7:13 am
      After surgical strike Modi jee decided to go for Gas strikes. These gas strikes can be exploited in UP elections
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        Fire
        Oct 9, 2016 at 7:02 am
        Golden opportunity to blame ISI and stan
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          Fire
          Oct 9, 2016 at 8:14 am
          Strong signal to stan and world community by the gas leaks. Hats off to Modi jee for rleasing the gas after the pressure of surgical striks
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            Fire
            Oct 9, 2016 at 8:10 am
            Till this time Modi jee is leaking. Airport in Delhi witnessed the leak
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              Fire
              Oct 9, 2016 at 9:26 am
              Yes, Modi jees leak can be dangerous for stan. But plug him till that opinion is exercised as India gets polluted
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                Pak Army
                Oct 9, 2016 at 10:00 am
                Long live khalistan and Nagaland
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                  Pak Army
                  Oct 9, 2016 at 9:59 am
                  stan is responsible for this act. Modi g is ready for war😃😃😃
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                    Aditya
                    Oct 9, 2016 at 8:38 am
                    Of course porkistani A Q Khan said so.
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                      lafanga
                      Oct 9, 2016 at 8:06 am
                      Quickly blame stan. Shout out that medical equipment had stan markings on it LOL
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                        kiran
                        Oct 9, 2016 at 7:09 am
                        The gas finally escaped from Mohdi, poor fellow he had been keeping his bum squeezed tight to keep it in, but with a final sigh of release he let it go. Little did he know the consequences of his stinky flatulance
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                          mathimathi
                          Oct 9, 2016 at 8:02 am
                          May be Parrikar Ji and his counterpart AT0M VS AT0M EFFECT
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                            Munish
                            Oct 9, 2016 at 7:36 am
                            Need not worry. Any radiation related packages r well tested and then only approved and packed. May b ordinary case of false alarm. But better to be aleft.
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                              Raider
                              Oct 9, 2016 at 8:33 am
                              Golden opportunity for the govt for UP election 'INDIA UNDER CHEMICAL ATTACK' then see BJP wins UP elections and Rajnath chosen CM post for his strong action against attack.
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                                Muhammad Riyaz
                                Oct 9, 2016 at 7:12 pm
                                stan Army, ISI, Hafiz Saeed, Jaish E Muhammad may be involved, right ? CH00TYA INDIANS.
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                                  undefined
                                  Oct 9, 2016 at 8:40 am
                                  Another option to strike the stani Muslim terrorists.
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                                    undefined
                                    Oct 9, 2016 at 7:27 am
                                    stani Muslim terrorists are getting gas leaks!
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                                      undefined
                                      Oct 9, 2016 at 8:37 am
                                      stani Muslim terrorists gets leak every where.
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                                        V.V.Chandrasekaran
                                        Oct 9, 2016 at 1:03 pm
                                        Nothing to worry.After all only Indians will be affected,if it is in Tamilnadu none will even take cognizance.
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