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Missing radioactive material found in an Iraqi gas station

Found in Iraq radioactive substances, which, according to the fears could fall into the hands of militants of the terrorist group «Islamic state». About it reports Reuters with reference to the press-Secretary of the Ministry of environment Amir Ali.

According to Iraqi officials, protective suitcase with hazardous materials was dumped near a petrol station on the outskirts of the town of Zubair South of the country. The container was damaged, leaking radiation is not detected.

Although the suitcase-sized laptop went missing from storage in the vicinity of Basra in November 2015, the disappearance was only announced about a week ago. At the same time concerns were expressed that the material could fall to the jihadists.

Note that the repository is owned by the American-Swiss company Weatherford involved in the exploration and production of crude oil. The company representatives remained silent about the incident.

Missing radioactive material found in an Iraqi gas station 21.02.2016

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