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Govt takes all contamination incidents seriously: Chavan

The government on Wednesday said it takes all incidents of radioactive contamination very seriously and has reported the spillage of chemicals at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) to the relevant authorities.



New Delhi: The government on Wednesday said it
takes all incidents of radioactive contamination very
seriously and has reported the spillage of chemicals at Bhabha
Atomic Research Centre (BARC) to the relevant authorities.

"A minor incident at the BARC which was detected on
May 11 wherein the liquid samples spilled on the hands of a
person leading to contamination," Minister of State in the PMO
Prithviraj Chavan told reporters here.

Chavan said the matter was detected promptly and the
person who carried the radioactive samples in a sealed
container was adequately decontaminated and cleared for normal
work.

"Tests were carried out on the person concerned and no
higher radiation levels were detected on his person," he said,
adding that the incident of a very minor nature with no safety
consequences.

Chavan said the government has taken the incident very
seriously and it has been recorded and reported to relevant
authorities.

PTI

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