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* Sri Lanka to return the radioactive shipment back
Sun, Sep 16, 2012, 12:40 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Sept 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Authority (AEA) has ordered to send back a consignment of goods contaminated with highly radioactive material arrived on board a vessel from India.

The consignment, contaminated with a radioactive material has been discovered by the port authorities in a 40-foot container and upon testing it has been found that 125 units of stainless steel and aluminium products, were all contaminated.

Radiation tests carried out by the AEA had revealed traces of Cobalt 60, which is a highly radioactive element used in the treatment of cancer.

The container is currently placed at a special location under the supervision of the AEA.

Chairman, AEA, Dr. R. Wijewardena has said that following the analysis by the Radiation Protection Division of the AEA, the authority has ordered to send the shipment back to India.

According to the Senior Deputy Director of the AEA, Anil Ranjith, the Authority has not sought legal action yet but will inform the Atomic Energy Commission of India and the International Atomic Energy Agency about the contaminated shipment.

The AEA official has said that laws have been strengthened to prevent radiation contaminated items from being bought to the country.

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