Fewer Radioactive Sources in Illicit Trafficking

The State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine informed on withdrawal of a range of ionizing radiation sources that exceeded equivalent gamma dose from illicit trafficking. All sources were transported for storage and each of them was submitted to the relevant review.

On 17 March 2014, Administration of the Security Service of Ukraine withdrew three gamma flow detectors “Gammarid” and two transport containers “Gammarid” out of illicit trafficking in Vilnyansk, Zaporizhzhya Region.


Withdrawn ionizing radiation source

The State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine also informed that on 18 April 2014, automated monitoring system “Kordon” revealed a carriage with scrap metal with increased level of gamma radiation during radiation monitoring at PJSC “ArcelorMittal”, Kryvyi Rih. After the relevant research, partially damaged protective unit of radioisotope device BGI-75U was found in the scrap metal. The unit was withdrawn and transported for storage.

On 23 April 2014, the Security Service of Ukraine performed operational searching activity in Ternopil Region and revealed suspicious item with signs of radioactive materials in the private garage. The item is a metal fragment of 10*30 mm of shape similar to the control source of radiation monitoring device DP-5B.

On 30 April 2014, the Security Service of Ukraine revealed ionizing radiation source in the transport vehicle near village Strointsi, Chernovtsy Region. The item was withdrawn from the illicit trafficking. The incident is under investigation.

Website editorial staff 19/05/2014