Belarus: Cs-137 Source Detected at Metal Processing Plant

Abstract:

Radiation was detected on a load of scrap metal at the entrance to a scrap metal processing facility in Gatovo, Belarus. The source of radiation turned out to be a piece of metal pipe with Cs-137 emitting 1450 microSv/h. It was presumed that the found object had been previously used in a gauge or a non-destructive testing device. It was placed in a lead container and transported to a waste disposal facility.

Abstract Number: 20110620
Headline: Belarus: Cs-137 Source Detected at Metal Processing Plant
Date: May 2011
Bibliography: "Тревожный фон событий [Disturbing background events]," Respublika, 31 May 2011, via www.integrum.ru
Material: Cs-137

April 25, 2012
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This article is part of a collection examining reported incidents of nuclear or radioactive materials trafficking in or originating from the Newly Independent States.