Tiny radioactive capsule goes missing in Western Australia
An urgent search is under way in Western Australia after a tiny capsule containing a radioactive substance went missing.
The casing contains a small quantity of radioactive Caesium-137, which could cause serious illness if touched.
- Kathryn Armstrong
It was lost between the town of Newman and the city of Perth in mid-January – a distance of roughly 1,400km (870 miles).
The public has been warned to stay away from the capsule if they see it.
It was being transported on a truck between a mine site north of Newman in the Pilbara region and the north-eastern parts of Perth between 10-16 January when it was mislaid. Caesium-137 is a…