Radioactive leak at Delhi airport

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SHAFAQNA – There was a leak of radioactive material on Friday on board a Turkish Airlines freight plane at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport, government and airport officials said, adding it had been contained.

The leak was found in a medical consignment, a source at the capital’s airport told Reuters, adding that the site had been cordoned off by emergency services who put a blanket over the spill.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who was holding a news conference when news of the leak broke, said the atomic energy experts had been immediately dispatched to the scene.

The airport source denied media reports that leak was large and said no people had suffered any radioactive contamination. The airport was later due to put out a statement.

 

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