‘The needle in the haystack’: radioactive capsule found in Australia after extensive search

Guardian News – Feb 1, 2023




A tiny radioactive capsule that was lost in the Australian outback for more than two weeks and posed a ‘significant public health risk’ has been found by the side of the road. Subscribe to Guardian News on YouTube ► http://bit.ly/guardianwiressub

The 8mm by 6mm capsule, which fell from a secure device on a truck travelling from a Rio Tinto mine in the Pilbara region of Western Australia to Perth, was found south of the town of Newman. The Australian defence force is now verifying the device by its serial number. It is being stored at a secure location in Newman before being transported to Perth on Thursday, inside a lead container to shield people from radiation.

Tiny radioactive capsule lost in Australian outback found by side of 1,400km stretch of road ► https://www.theguardian.com/australia… What is the radioactive capsule missing in WA used for and how dangerous is it? ► https://www.theguardian.com/environme…

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