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`No radiation from Andhra truck accident`

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 20:35

Mumbai: The Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) on Tuesday said there has been no radioactive leakage from a container carrying uranium peroxide which met with an accident in Andhra Pradesh.

In a statement here, a DAE spokesperson said the truck was proceeding from Uranium Corp of India Ltd in Jaduguda, Jharkhand, to the Nuclear Fuel Complex in Hyderabad.

It met with a minor accident in Srikakulam district on Monday morning.

“The power unit of the trailer truck (engine and driver`s cabin) got partially damaged. There has been no impact on the container and the drums containing uranium peroxide,” the spokesman said.

“Alternate power unit has already been dispatched to the site of the accident,” the spokesman added.

As per normal practice, the trailer was being escorted by eight armed personnel of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) in two vehicles.


First Published: Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 20:35

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