Thursday, May 16, 2013

Radioactive material found at scrap dealer in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG - Staff at a scrap metal company in Boksburg have been evacuated after radioactive material was found in one of its workshops on Thursday morning.
The area around the premises in Main Reef Road has been cordoned off as officials wait for the National Nuclear Regulator to get to the scene.

Officials say a six cubic metre bin was found inside a workshop at the Sarie Scrap Metal Company.

They say it belongs to another scrap company, SA Metals, from nearby Elandsfontein.