Cobalt 60

  • Delhi Univ teachers try to meet VC, assaulted May 16, 2010

    New Delhi: The Delhi University Teachers' Association (DUTA) on Sunday said its members were physically assaulted while trying to meet Vice Chancellor (VC) Deepak Pental in the south campus in New Delhi. "Teachers were physically assaulted by university security personnel and police on the campus," DUTA President Aditya Narayan Misra told...
  • DU's Cobalt60 row among 16 cases in India May 2, 2010

    New Delhi: Delhi University's auctioning of a gamma irradiator containing Cobalt60 without following procedures is the latest among 16 cases of radioactive material being stolen, lost or misplaced in the country in the past ten years. The Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB), the apex radiation safety regulator of the country, said it...
  • AERB orders probe into DU radiation leak May 2, 2010

    New Delhi: The radioactive leakage at Mayapuri has now turned into a political battle. Whats unusual though is that the parties battling it out are not political honchos but academic elites. It started with the head of the Chemistry department at DU, Professor Ramesh Chandra blowing the lid off...
  • Uranium not dumped in campus, says DU May 1, 2010

    New Delhi: Delhi University and Atomic Energy Regulatory Board on Saturday rejected claims that 20 kg of uranium was "dumped" inside the campus a few years back and ruled out fears about safety of radioactive materials in its laboratories. In a hurriedly convened press conference, its Vice Chancellor Deepak Pental termed...
  • Govt not hiding radioactive fallout: Chavan April 30, 2010

    UN's atomic watchdog IAEA has called Delhi's radiation leak the world's biggest radiation crisis in four years. India's atomic regulator isn't taking it lightly either. The Atomic Energy Regulatory Board has issued a show cause notice to Delhi University, which has two weeks to respond during which all nuclearrelated operations...
  • Radiation leak: whose responsibility is it? April 30, 2010

    It turns out the recent radiation scare in Mayapuri may not have been the only lapse on the part of the Delhi University. The head of the Chemistry department, Professor Ramesh Chandra has blown the lid off another controversy that allegedly was buried years ago. ...
  • Cobalt60 source traced to DU lab: cops April 29, 2010

    A day after one person died in the case of radioactive leak in Delhi's Mayapuri scrap market area, the police have now figured out where it came from. Police now say the cobalt 60 came from a Delhi University Chem Lab. ...
  • Origin of Cobalt60 traced to Delhi University April 28, 2010

    New Delhi: The origin of radioactive Cobalt60 found in west Delhi's Mayapuri, which led to the death of one person, has been traced to Delhi University's Chemistry Department where it was lying unused since the last 25 years. The Cobalt60 was in a "Gamma Irradiator", which was bought in 1968 from...
  • Expert on effects of radiation leak April 28, 2010

    Dr B B Singh, Former Nuclear Scientist and Advocate, Nuclear Cause, Mumbai spoke to CNNIBN. ...
  • CJ recalls scrap market radiation leak April 27, 2010

    The entire incident has left citizens and scrap dealers in the Mayapuri scrap market terrified. Preet Pal Gupta owns a shop right opposite to the shop where the cobalt 60 was found he chose to be our citizen journalist to tell the world just what happened ...
  • Radiation leak calls for urgent Govt attention April 27, 2010

    New Delhi: The threat from the recent radiation scare in the capital suddenly turned much more potent. The first victim, 35yearold Rajender Prasad died on Monday after battling radiation side affects for almost two weeks. The radioactive scrap was initially discovered in Mayapuri in West Delhi. The big fear...
  • Delhi radiation exposure: One patient dies April 26, 2010

    New Delhi: A man hospitalised after radiation exposure in the national capital earlier this month died due to multiorgan failure on Monday, doctors said. Rajender Prasad, 35, a worker at a shop in Mayapuri scrap market, died at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences. He was shifted there on April 13...