Australia: Due to the disappearance of a small ‘capsule’ in Australia, there was a stir, and danger of serious illness, government alert issued
There has been a stir in Western Australia due to the disappearance of a ‘radioactive capsule’ smaller than a coin. Actually, radioactive cesium-137 is filled inside this capsule, it is usually used in mining work.
The loss of the radioactive capsule created a stir in Western Australia. (Photo-@CHO_WAHealth)
Newman: There is a stir in Western Australia due to the disappearance of a ‘radioactive capsule’ smaller than a coin. Actually, radioactive cesium-137 is filled inside this capsule, it is usually used in mining work. There is a risk of getting a serious disease like cancer by touching it. Western Australia’s security force and research team are looking for it. Between 10-16 January this month, it fell somewhere between the city of Newman and the city of Perth while being transported by truck to the mining site. The government is afraid that it may not fall into the hands of a common citizen.
Dropped between Newman and Perth
In fact, between January 10-16, a radioactive ‘capsule’ (Radioactive Caesium-137) fell somewhere in a mine in Newman in Western Australia. This capsule is so dangerous that the government has even had to issue an advisory. Just touching it can cause serious illness, even death. According to officials, this ‘ capsule ‘ has fallen somewhere between Newman and Perth, the distance between which is 1400 kilometers. Citizens have been warned, if they see it, stay away from it, and don’t touch it.
Touching can cause cancer
The Department of Fire and Emergency Services Australia said in its statement that this capsule is not used as a weapon. The rather radioactive cesium-137 substance is commonly used in mining work. But this can lead to serious diseases like cancer. The department has released a picture in which the capsule length is 8 mm and the width is 6 mm. Its size is looking smaller than the Australian 10-cent coin.
An image of the capsule is below – pic.twitter.com/pbbtfZWEN9
— Chief Health Officer, Western Australia (@CHO_WAHealth) January 27, 2023
Search operation continues
Actually, this radioactive capsule has fallen somewhere within a radius of 1,400 kilometers from Perth to Newman. Although the entire route has been investigated. Now, the places where the trucks were stopped are being searched. At the same time, while alerting the people, DFES said that if they see any such object, they immediately call the department and stay at least 5 meters away from that object. DFES has issued a number 133337 and appealed to give information by calling on it.