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Govt to install Radiation monitoring portals at ports

Last Updated: Sunday, April 25, 2010 - 15:33

New Delhi: The Government has decided to install Radiation Monitor Portals (RMP) at all ports and entry points in the country amid reports that the recent radiation leak in West Delhi could have happened due to scrap brought in from outside.

The decision to purchase the RMPs was taken at a high-level meeting held recently in Mumbai which was called to discuss Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for scanning and disposing of junk materials carrying radioactive waste, official sources said.

The meeting was attended by officials of the Department of Atomic Energy, Prime Minister`s Office, Home and Health ministries besides representatives from various intelligence agencies and came close on the heels of radioactive leaks detected in Mayapuri industrial area of West Delhi earlier this month.

First Published: Sunday, April 25, 2010 - 15:33

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