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In Spain lost a suitcase with radioactive substances

on Tue Mar 29, 2016 11:37 pm
Spanish Nuclear Safety Council announced the loss of a suitcase containing radioactive material. This is the cesium-137 and americium-241. They emit relatively low radiation, but the Council warns that under certain conditions these substances may still pose a risk to people, according to "BBC" .

According to local media, the radioactive substance used in special devices for measuring density and soil moisture owned engineering and construction company.

These instruments are stored in a bright orange suitcase, which the company was carrying in his car. Now, however, the bag was gone without a trace. It is possible that it was stolen, but the firm belief that the company does not yet.

Cesium-137 and americium-241, commonly used in measuring equipment. the fourth level of danger they are assigned in the classification of radioactive substances from the five. Substances are considered the most first-tier, and the fifth - the least dangerous. In Russian/русский
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