Radiation Source Seized from Car in Rivne, Ukraine
An inspection of a Volvo at the ODEK-Ukraina industrial facility in Rivne Oblast, Ukraine, uncovered a radiation source, Interfax reported on 20 October 2000. According to the Ukrainian Ministry of Emergency Situations, the material emitted radiation at the level of 1300 microroentgen/hr. Specialists removed the material from the car and took steps to decontaminate the vehicle. An investigation into the incident has been opened. [The report does not note if anyone was arrested in connection with the incident, nor does it identify the quantity of type of material involved.]
Abstract Number: 20000740
Headline: Radiation Source Discovered in Rovensk Oblast, Ukraine
Date: 20 October 2000
Bibliography: Interfax, 20 October 2000
Material: radioactive isotopes
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