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Emergency Services in Australia look for a missing radioactive capsule that might be dangerous to human health

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In Western Australia, emergency personnel is currently looking for a tiny radioactive capsule that vanished while being transported from a mine. Because it poses threat to human health, authorities recommended the public report any sightings of this object. The claimed capsule measures about 6mm in diameter and 8mm in height, which is quite small. According to the Department of Health in Western Australia, it is also silver and spherical. It further mentioned that although the item could not be turned into a weapon, it could be harmful to one's health. https://www.gadgetany.com/news/twitter-opens-blue-subscription-to-japanese-users/ As a result, the department issued a warning to the public telling them never to handle the capsule. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="1100"]Radioactive capsule missing in Western Australia, search underway | CNN Image credit- CNN[/caption] A minor amount of radioactive Caesium-137, a substance used in mining operations, was found in the capsule. This material disappeared between January 10 and 16, while being transferred from a mine north of Newman to Perth's northeastern regions. The capsule is sought after and securely contained, according to Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) Chief Superintendent Country North David Gill. DFES, which is presently leading the search as the lead agency for hazardous substances, was notified by WA Police on January 25. An incident management team made up of representatives from DFES, the Department of Health, WA Police, and other organizations is verifying the specific path and stops made during the journey that began to the north of Newman. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="1200"]Nuclear capsule lost on the highway in Australia, there is a stir… Know  what kind of Image credit- India Posts English[/caption] Avoid touching Locating and safely confining the material is the top priority, according to Dr. Andrew Robertson, Chief Health Officer and Chair of the Radiological Council, in order to protect the neighborhood and warn the public about its health dangers. Dr. Robertson advises people to stay away from the capsule or anything that resembles it and to alert others to do the same. Radiation burns or life-threatening illnesses could arise from exposure to this substance. Additionally, the general public is encouraged not to touch or pick up and to immediately contact the police by dialing 13 DFES (13 33 37). According to Dr. Robertson, "if you have touched the substance or have been near it for a long time, contact your local healthcare provider or go to a hospital emergency room and tell them that you fear you may have been exposed to radioactive material."

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