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Radioactive material goes missing from Bac Kan Cement Company

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A container of radioactive material has gone missing from Bac Kan Cement Company in northern Vietnam.

Police in the northern province of Bac Kan are hunting for an industrial device containing the radioactive substance.

The gauging device, containing cesium-137, was reported missing from the factory of Bac Kan Cement Company on 15 December.

Authorities have announced that they are examining the scene and searching for the missing device, which was used for clinker level measurement.

Vuong Huu Tuan, head of the Viet Nam Agency for Radiation and Nuclear Safety (VARANS), said Cs-137 is a low-level, radioactive material that does not pose any risk to human life unless there is long-term exposure.

Edited from various sources by Joseph Green. Sources: tuoitre newsthanhnien newsvietnam net

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