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Authorities hunt for missing box of hazardous radioactive materials in Vietnam

Apr 08, 2015    

Hanoi: Vietnamese authorities are searching for a lead box containing hazardous radioactive material which has gone missing from a steel factory, an official said Wednesday.The box of cobalt-60, which has a wide range of uses including for radiotherapy and in industry, has disappeared from the Vietnamese-owned Pomina steel mill in the south of the country."(We) do not know how and when the container went missing," Do Vu Khoa, an official with the Department of Science and Technology in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau, told AFP."We are searching for the radiation box,&qu...

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