Radioactive Source Found in Scrap Metal

During the routine work of LAEC inspectors for monitoring scrap metal prepared for export, a high reading was noticed on one of the trucks. Upon reloading of the truck, a radioactive source was found. The source was safely shielded and brought to LAEC laboratories for further investigation. The result of Lab analysis showed that it is a Sr-90 source of 5 mCi activity.

Location: Tripoli Sea Port
Event date: Thu, 26-01-2012
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