Unclaimed radioactive material found near Karachi

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Lahore, July 11 : Two unclaimed sealed containers with radioactive material were reportedly found in the Korangi area of Karachi.

According to inspectors of the Pakistan Nuclear Regulatory Authority (PNRA), the containers were found buried in an area owned by the Oil and Gas Development Company (OGDC).

The PNRA is now making efforts for the safe disposal of the material, reported the Daily Times.

The Authority said that its nuclear inspectors had detected radioactivity from the containers, and that they were waxed and sealed so posed little risk, added the paper.

PNRA sources were quoted as saying that the material might be of Soviet origin and could have been lying in the area for decades. However, it added, it could not be known exactly how much material was buried at the Oil and Gas facility because the OGDC had denied any knowledge of it, added the paper.

ANI

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