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Radioactive package sparks airport scare

Published on 06/04/2004

6 April 2004

BRUSSELS – Police were called to Belgium’s Bierset airport on Tuesday after a radioactive substance leaked out of a package being handled by a courier company.

The package, which had arrived in Belgium from the United States, contained Cobalt 51.

Police set up a security cordon around the section of the airport where the package was found and an expert on nuclear material was called to identify the precise nature of the leaked substance.

[Copyright Expatica News 2004]

Subject: Belgian news