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Search begins for device containing dangerous radioactive material 1:11 PM,9/22/2014

The HCM City-based Apave Asia - Pacific Co. Ltd. on September 12 discovered that  a device containing Iridium-192 radioactive was missing.

The device containing sealed radioactive source of Iridium-192 was lost at an inn at the address of 521/67/60A, Nguyen Dinh Khoi Street, Ward 4, Tan Binh District, HCM City.

This is equipment for non-destructive inspection (NDT). The Ir-192 radioactive source has activities of 20.5 Curie (Ci). In cases where the radioactive source is removed from the device, it would endanger the environment and people's health. Therefore, it is very urgent to find this piece of equipment.

Due to the dangerous nature of the incident, the Department of Science and Technology of HCM City issued an announcement on the search for the device.

Anyone who knows about this device, please inform the HCM City Science and Technology Department immediately through telephone numbers 08.3932.0121 – 08.3932.5671 or contact directly Mr. Do Nam Trung, Chief of the Technology Management Division at 0918450814.

Source: Vietnamnet

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