A radioactive capsule that fell off a truck in the Australian outback – sparking a radiation alert and a search of hundreds of miles of road – has been found.
Western Australia’s emergency services minister confirmed the silver capsule, which emits Caesium-137, had been located.
Authorities have been involved in a needle-in-a-haystack hunt for the 6mm by 8mm capsule and were slowly retracing the truck’s 870-mile route with radiation-scanning equipment.
It was owned by mining firm Rio Tinto and was part of a gauge used to measure the density of iron ore.
Source : Sky News