Timely response by NDRF prevented panic at IGI Airport
Dated 09th October 2016 Time:-1600 hrs
Around 1100 this morning, CISF officials on duty at IGI Airport New Delhi intimated NDRF control room about suspected radioactive leakage out of a sanitized container from the consignment that came on an Air France plane last night.
Immediately one NDRF team rushed to the spot and "sanitised" the area. Detection of radiation was done by NDRF team using technical equipment. Radiation level at varied distances from the source was marked and the suspect packings were isolated. The cargo complex was vacated as a preventive measure.
AERB and DAE teams also reached later on. After thorough detection and identification of the material, it was declared safe for movement. There is nothing to panic and there is no effect on the passenger area. Timely response by NDRF and other stakeholders prevented the situation to cause undue panic. There was no leakage.
Issued By: P R Cell, NDRF HQ New Delhi