Radioactive Instrument Detected in Scrap Metal Shipment in Komsomolsk-na-Amure, Russia
On 9 August 2000, Interfax reported that a radioactive radiation level meter was found in a shipment of scrap metal at the Amurmetall enterprise in Komsomolsk-na-Amure. The meter was detected by a routine radioation scan. The level meter was manufactured in early 1970s and is intended to measure gamma radiation. The radiation level at the meter's surface was 2.8 milliroentgen per hour, while at 60cm from surface it was 60 microroentgen per hour. The source of the scrap metal containing the radioactive radiation level meter is unknown.
Abstract Number: 20000650
Headline: Radiation-Emitting Source Found in Scrap Metals in Komsomolsk-na-Amure
Date: 9 August 2000
Bibliography: Interfax, 9 August 2000.
Author: V Komsomolske-na-Amure v grude metalloloma obnaruzhen istochnik radiatsionnogo izlucheniya [Radiation-Emitting Source Found in Scrap Metal in Komsomolsk-na-Amure]
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