Radioactive leak: Delhi's second in five years

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New Delhi, May 29: This is the second time that the Delhi is witnessing a radio active leak. While today's incident was a result of a package containing nuclear medicine being damaged in 2010 a similar incident had occurred in Mayapuri.

The incident at the Indira Gandhi International Airport has been brought under control and the leak has been plugged. Investigations are underway to find out the exact cause of the leak. However prima facie it is said that a package containing a nuclear medicine was damaged.

Radioactive leak: Delhi's second in five years.
Package damaged:

A package containing nuclear medicine had been damaged which led to the leak. The incident occurred at the cargo area of the Turkish airlines.

The NDRF which was roped into action first cordoned off the spot and then the leak was plugged in quick time. Had there been any delay in reacting the incident could have had far reaching consequences.

A clear case of negligence said an officer in Delhi. The impact of the leak could have been disastrous had it not been plugged on time. The effects could have been bad and many would have been injured, the officer also pointed out.

The 2010 leak:

This incident took place at the Mayapuri area in Delhi in the year 2010. The incident which occurred in the industrial area had led to several persons being injured and claiming the life of one person.

In 2010 the incident occurred after people came in contact with Cobalt 60 which is a radioactive material.

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