Loss of radioactive source (Ir-192, APAVE, 2014)

At 12 am of September 12th ,2014, in Hồ Chí Minh City, staff from APAVE Asia Pacific limited company discovered that an equipment containing a sealed Ir-192 radioactive source with the activity of 20,5 Ci had been lost). After unsuccessful attempts to retrieve the source, the Company had reported to competence agencies on the emergency. By the evening of 18/09/2016, competence agencies has found the stolen radioactive source (remained intact in the projector) after receiving information from a man living in a house nearby. He/she recognize the radioactive source after hearing the news on the radioactive source retrieval in this afternoon.

Location: APAVE Company/Hồ Chí Minh city
Event date: Fri, 12-09-2014
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