nuclear scrap error in Dehli

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  1. The Times of India reports that some scrap containing Cobalt 60 has found its way into Dehli, causing injuries to people handling it. The report is only on video just now.

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/videoshow/5776680.cms

    Somebody has been negligent somewhere, glad I am not involved in that one.
     
  2. It isn't restricted to India.
    Some fairly serious incedents here with contaminated equipment of various sorts
     
  3. No doubt. I had a pal may years ago who worked in the industry, so I know we take it seriously, although accidents are still going to happen. This one is of interest because India is suffering from a series of terrorist attacks at the moment. Any rumours that this was one of them have been crushed by quick reporting of the key facts. I wonder how we would have handled this? It would probably have taken a lot longer for the details to be published, and people would have worried more. In the worst case scenario they would have followed the guidelines in the average Hollywood disaster film - panic.