Australia Radioactive Capsule: Capsule as big as a grain of rice created panic in Australia, many teams searching on the way of 36 km
The biggest concern about the capsule is its radioactive material. Touching this substance called Cesium-137 can prove fatal. People have been warned to stay away from anything that looks like a capsule. The authorities have used GPS data to trace the exact route of the truck. Emergency services are unable to locate the capsule with search equipment and are calling for help.
Radiation equivalent to 17 X-rays
Lauren Stein, manager of Western Australia Radiation Services, said the situation left her “spinning”. He said that if you stand at a distance of one meter from it, you are exposed to radiation about 17 times of X-rays. On Sunday, the Department of Fire and Emergency Services said they would use new high tech sensors to detect the device.
‘May never meet’
The truck left the mine on 12 January and reached Perth on 16 January. It is believed that a bolt of the capsule case may have loosened somewhere during the journey. Experts estimate that the small capsule may have fallen out of the bolt hole. After this, teams equipped with radioactive and metal detectors started a massive search operation to find the capsule. Some experts said that there is a possibility that we will never get it.
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