Another radiation leak in Delhi, one falls sick

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New Delhi, Apr 14: Less than a week after a radiation leak was reported from the Mayapuri industrial area, yet another source of radiation has been identified, which has led to another person falling sick.

"We have been alerted about one more source of radiation in the Mayapuri area. It is smaller in size than the earlier one," informed Dr B Bhattacharya, Member, National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).

He added that four experts from Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), 15 from NDMA and an expert from Atomic Energy Regulatory Board will begin the work on the new source on Thursday, Apr 14.

On Apr 8, radiation leak was reported from the same Mayapuri area. The source of the radiation which was later identified as Cobalt 60, a radioactive substance, which led to five people falling sick. Two of the victims are in a critical condition and are battling for their lives at the hospital.

Even a week after its detection, the Delhi police are not able to give any answers on how the radioactive cobalt reached the scrap shop. Investigating officers are still waiting for a report from Department of Atomic Energy (DAE).

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