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No radioactive substance leak at Delhi Airport: AERB

A radioactive leak was detected in the cargo area of the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) on Friday morning.
According to initial reports, the radioactive leak was detected from a container carrying nuclear medicine, which had arrived here from a Turkish airline flight.
As the news spread, anti-sabotage teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and some experts from the Atomic Energy Commission were immediately rushed to the spot to take stock of the situation.
Meanwhile, the security officials deployed at the airport also cordoned off the entire area to avoid any panic and inconvenience to the passengers there.
The situation is said to be fully under control now and there is no health scare.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh also assured that there is no need to panic and the radioactive leakage at the cargo complex in IGI Airport has been fully plugged.
A CISF officer later informed that a leak in a consignment of “sodium iodide class 7 category liquid” triggered panic at the IGI airport here this morning, but added that the situation is under control.
“A consignment of sodium iodide class 7 category liquid reached the IGI Airport in Turkish Airlines around 4.35 am. As it was being moved to a secure place from where it had to be sent to Fortis Hospital, a leak was noticed,” a Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) officer said on condition of anonymity.
The officer said that Fortis Hospital procures the consignment of sodium iodide class 7 category liquid on a regular basis. Elaborating more on the incident, the NDRF DG told reporters that the radioactive substance came from Istanbul for Fortis Hospital whose authorities have been summoned for questioning.
In 2010, too, there was a radioactive leak at Delhi’s Mayapuri industrial area.

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