Kazan Airport evacuated because of radiation leaks


Kazan airport evacuated due to radiation

23.10.11.Pri unloading containers from medical baggage compartment of S7 damaged capsule with radioisotopes.

Message received from an emergency standby Kazan airport.

The cargo compartment A320 arriving from Moscow Domodedovo Airport, unloading luggage alarm went off on exceeding the permissible level of radiation. In place of the departed experts MES and Rospotrebnadzor.

As it turned out, were transported in the cargo hold three sealed metal container with the isotope "Technetium-99" for the X-ray images. The total weight of the hazardous substance was 50 pounds. Depressurization occurred during transportation of containers.

— The radiation level was exceeded by 9 times, is now in place are working professionals. All luggage, which was located in the plane, as does the board currently processed for the purpose of cleaning up the hazardous substance, — the source at Kazan airport.

Upon receipt of the signal immediately evacuated the passengers standing on the runway aircraft and airport employees who are at the moment on the platform.

— At present danger to people does not exist. The airport operates normally, — reported in the MOE of Tatarstan.

Irina Desyatnichenko

Source: Life News Online

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