IGI Airport Relief: AERB says Leak was not Radioactive

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Radioactive leak from a medical consignment was detected at IGI Airport.
Radioactive leak from a medical consignment was detected at IGI Airport.

In the latest development of IGI Delhi radioactive leak, Atomic regulatory board said there had been no such leak. Earlier in the day, people at Indira Gandhi International Airport were panicked when a leak from a medicinal consignment was thought to be radioactive.

On board a Turkish Airlines freight plane at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport, a radioactive like leak from a medical consignment was detected today morning. Government and Airport official had said the leak had been contained and there is no need to panic.

NDRF DG had  said, “We are Monitoring the whole situation. Radioactive substance came from Istanbul for Fortis Hospital whose authorities have been called.” The substance had been ordered by the hospital in connection with its cancer treatment.

The incident, however, did not affect airport operations. Home Minister Rajnath Singh said the leak has been plugged. Two people who had handled the consignment have been taken to AIIMS hospital in Delhi. Atomic Energy Agency team and Delhi Disaster Management team had rushed on the spot. Authorities have started  investigation on the matter.

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