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Tag: Iodine 131

  • Monday, May 27th 2019 - 05:39 UTC

    Hazardous radioactive material stolen in Uruguay

     Iodine 131 in small doses is used for medical treatments, especially of the thyroid gland.

    Uruguay's Ministry of the Interior Saturday issued a nationwide alert for the theft of a tub containing radioactive material. According to the communiqué, 100 millilitres of radioactive iodine (iodine 131) contained in a tub of 3 kg of lead (lead is used as shielding material to prevent the spread of radioactivity) were stolen.