Delhi radiation leak: Did Cobalt-60 come from abroad?

Delhi radiation leak: Did Cobalt-60 come from abroad?
New Delhi: As investigators groped for clues to find the source of Cobalt-60 that created panic in West Delhi, the possibility of the nuclear material being part of some imported industrial waste is not being ruled out.

Scientists have removed the radioactive isotope from a scrap dealer's shop in an industrial area in Mayapuri and shifted it to Narora Atomic power plant in Uttar Pradesh for detailed analysis, official sources said today.

Security agencies are also looking into the possibility of whether the nuclear material found its way to other parts of the country.

The material was packed properly with all pracautions and taken to Narora plant at Bulandshahr for a detailed study of the scrap and try and ascertain its source.

Security agencies carried out raids in various parts of the areas adjoining the national capital in this connection.
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