Bhabha Atomic Research Centre on Wednesday said an incident of minor radioactive contamination was detected in one of its laboratories.

The incident which happened on Tuesday involved minor contamination of the hands of a person, who was involved in the transfer of samples containing radioactive material in a sealed container from one laboratory to another for analysis, Head Media relations R K Sharma said in a release.

“The matter was promptly detected by experts and the person who carried the sample to the laboratory was adequately decontaminated and cleared for normal work,” he said.

Two more personnel who were in the vicinity were also tested and they were found to be free of any contamination.

“There was no spillage of the sample and the contamination has been traced to the sample container,” Sharma said.

“The incident is of very minor nature with no safety consequences,” he added.

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