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Radioactive cargo found at customs in Vladivostok

Radioactive cargo found at customs in Vladivostok
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In Vladivostok, customs officers at a sea checkpoint revealed two containers with refractory material, which turned out to be radioactive. The product arrived from China, the background radiation was exceeded 25 times.

According to the press service of the Far Eastern Customs Administration, the cargo was intended to insulate the walls of the pool. Both containers contained 41 tons of refractory cementitious mixtures and blocks.

According to Maksim Shesternin, head of the division for customs control over fissile and radioactive materials, the natural background radiation is 0,07 μSv / h, and a cure of 1,89 μSv / h emanated from the containers.

The cargo was handed over for assessment to specialists of the sanitary and quarantine point of the regional Rospotrebnadzor. After the necessary assessment, the import of the goods was prohibited, it will have to return back to China. In total, in 2020, the customs office of Vladivostok discovered 23 cases of movement of radiation-hazardous objects: cars, machine parts, a helicopter, an excavator and other goods.

 

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