radioactive material - updates

Rappler's latest stories on radioactive material


Malaysia hunts for missing radioactive material

Aug 20, 2018 - 6:41 PM

Authorities fear the radiography device, which contains the radioactive isotope iridium-192, could fall into the hands of militants and be used to make a dirty bomb

Suspected radioactive leak at New Delhi airport

Oct 09, 2016 - 5:40 PM

Cartons containing nuclear medicine material are isolated to investigate the suspected leak

An Indian security guard stands near a barricade at New Delhi's international airport in New Delhi on October 9, 2016.  Emergency workers sealed off a portion of New Delhi's international airport October 9 after officials suspected a consignment containing radioactive material had leaked, a police officer said. Fifteen cartons containing nuclear medicine material were isolated to investigate the suspected leak after the shipment arrived at the cargo area in an Air France plane, Sanjay Bhatia, the police chief of Delhi airport security, told AFP. / AFP PHOTO / SAJJAD HUSSAIN

Radioactive material missing in south Iraq – officials

Feb 18, 2016 - 10:38 PM

Even if it cannot be used to make a nuclear fission bomb radioactive material can still be spread using conventional explosives in a so called dirty bomb though the amount of missing Iridium 192 might not be enough for the purpose

Radioactive leak detected at Delhi airport – official

May 29, 2015 - 4:14 PM

The incident occurs near the cargo area of Turkish Airlines where 4 cartons containing nuclear medicine material are found to be damaged

Mexico issues alert over stolen radioactive material

Apr 16, 2015 - 12:11 PM

UPDATED The iridium 192 source was inside a container when it was stolen on Monday April 13 from a truck in Cardenas a town in southern Tabasco state authorities say

Vietnam hunts for missing box of radioactive material

Apr 08, 2015 - 2:54 PM

The box of cobalt 60 disappears from the Vietnamese owned Pomina steel mill in the south of the country