An iridium radiography device has been lost in transit, it is unclear if the material was stolen or fell out of the truck. The missing material has sparked security concerns regarding a potential dirty bomb or accidental exposure to the radiation. While iridium has a shorter half-life, it still presents a significant risk. “It cannot fall into the wrong hands as the consequences can be deadly,” a source at Malaysia’s Atomic Energy Licensing Board (AELB) told The Independent.
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