Radioactive container found in Kazakhstan

Publish date: April 27, 2005

The metal container with the 12x15 cm size without any identifying information was found in the forest near Aktobe city (former Aktyubinsk) by a car park guard, ITAR-TASS reported on April 18, with a reference to the local emergency department press-secretary Tamara Gataulina.

According to Gataulina, the gamma radiation emission at the surface of the container was 720 micro roentgen/hour, and 70 micro roentgen/hour at the distance of one meter (20 micro roentgen/hour is normal). The specialists of the local sanitary-epidemic control department seized the container for further disposal.