Truck with radioactive scrap metal stopped in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsk

Publish date: November 10, 2004

The security guards stopped the truck with radioactive scrap metal at the entry to the commercial port of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsk, the Russian Far East.

On October 19, RIA-Novosti reported that radiation alarm was triggered when a truck was passing the port’s checkpoint. The truck was loaded with scrap metal from the military unit in closed town Viluchinsk. The detected radiation levels were not dangerous. The radioactive cargo was sent back to the military unit for the thorough check of the container content. The Russian most eastern nuclear submarine base is situated near Viluchinsk.