Radioactive leak detected at Delhi airport, HM Rajnath Singh says situation under control

New Delhi(web team): A Radioactive leak from a medicinal consignment was detected at Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi on Friday.

According to reports, a leak was detected after a package containing nuclear medicine was damaged.

The incident happened at the cargo area of Turkish airlines.

An anti-sabotage team of the National Disaster Response Force or NDRF is on the spot.The site had been cordoned off by emergency services who put a blanket over the spill.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who was holding a news conference when news of the leak broke, said the atomic energy experts had been immediately dispatched to the scene.

NDRF DG said, “We are Monitoring the whole situation. Radioactive substance came from Istanbul for Fortis Hospital whose authorities have been called,” reported ANI.

In 2010, a mild radiation leak in a west Delhi industrial area had triggered panic in the capital after a scrap dealer and his three employees suffered burn injuries and fell unconscious after coming in contact with a mysterious shining object.