No radioactive leak found at Delhi airport says AERB

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New Delhi, May 29: The Atomic Energy Regulatory Board officials have said that there was no radioactive leak found at the Indira Gandhi Airport in New Delhi. Earlier during the day there was panic after it had been found substance from a medical consignment had leaked and many believed that it was a radioactive leak.

The same was spotted by two loaders at the cargo area who had complained of irritation in the eye. They had tipped off the authorities who in turn called in the NDRF officials. The officials of the AERB were also called in to investigate the matter.


No radioactive leak found:

The AERB found that an organic liquid from another cargo had spilled over into the cargo carried by the Turkish Airline. The Turkish airline TK716 Istanbul-Delhi was examined thoroughly after the incident. [Radioactive leak: Delhi's second in five years]

However while probing the entire episode, the AERB found no instance of radioactive leak. The packet from where the leak is said to have originated was wet, but there was no leak the probe has also found.

Meanwhile the area where the incident occurred continues to remain cordoned off. We will open it for operations soon, an official informed.

The NDRF team which was pressed into service had cordoned off the cargo area in the airport. There is still some work remaining following which operations will resume as normal, the official also informed.

What was reported earlier:

Earlier during the day it was said that there was a radioactive leak that had been detected at the cargo area of the airport. At around 8.30 AM four packets were said to be leaking in the Turkish airline. The NDRF’s anti sabotage team was rushed to the area and operations were carried out. [Radioactive leak at Delhi: Alert loader spotted sodium iodine package broken]

However the NDRF in a few hours informed that there was no cause for panic. Home Minister Rajnath Singh too told the media that the leak had been plugged. The loaders who had complained of irritation in the eye due to this leak were attended to by doctors. Those persons are fine and there is no cause for concern the airport doctors said.

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