'Train police to handle radioactive materials'

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Mumbai, Apr 27: Former chairman of Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) said that considering the upsurge in possible attacks through Chemical, Biological, Radioactive, Nuclear warfare (CBRN), the police should be trained to carry out necessary actions in case of radioactivity.

"After any kind of explosion, police teams going to the spot should be armed with radiation monitors. If radioactivity is detected then the place has to be cordoned off and the authorities of Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) should be called," Kakodkar said at an anti-terrorism seminar held here.

Kakodkar said that securing nuclear and radioactive materials from being used by terror element is of utmost importance.

He said that the police should abstain from creating unncessary panic situation.

"Several times we have seen police holding press conferences to announce the seizure of huge quantities of Uranium. But such Uranium is not at all harmful," he said.

He emphasised the need for cooperation between the society and security agencies to combat terrorism and ensure nuclear and radiological security.

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