No radioactive threat in AMU: Expert panel

An expert committee appointed by the Aligarh Muslim University to look into a "radioactive material threat" has concluded that the radiation levels in the area were "within safe limits".

Aligarh: An expert committee appointed by
the Aligarh Muslim University to look into a "radioactive
material threat" has concluded that the radiation levels in
the area were "within safe limits".

The eight-member committee was appointed last week
following some media reports regarding the threat posed by the
radioactive material stored in the laboratory of Department of
Physics for nearly fifty years.

Senior AMU officials said the findings of the committee
have been corroborated by the inspection report of the Chief
Scientific Officer, Radiological Safety Division of the Atomic
Energy Regulatory Board (AERB), BK Singh, who visited the
Department yesterday and found it "safe and secure".

The report has suggested that as an "extra precautionary
measure" the storage room at the Physics laboratory should be
protected by a barbed wire fence until the radioactive
material is transferred to the AERB.

PTI

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