France: Radioactive Package Lost in Paris Airport


On 8 April 2010, a package containing I-131 for medical use was shipped by air from France to Denmark but did not reach its destination. Its trail was lost in the Paris Roissy international airport. As of 22 April 2010, the package had not been recovered.

Abstract Number: 20100800
Headline: France: Radioactive Package Lost in Paris Airport
Date: 8 April 2010
Bibliography: "Perte d'un colis contenant de l'iode radioactif à usage médical à l'aéroport de Roissy - Société CIS BIO [Loss of a package containing radioactive iodine for medical use at the airport of Roissy-Company CIS BIO]," L'Autorité de sûreté nucléaire (ASN), 22 April 2010,
Material: I-131

April 24, 2012

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