The radioactive leak detected at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport this morning was not a terrorist attack but was a minor leak from cancer medicines being transferred by an Air France Aircraft, officials have said.
Soon after, the all-clear signal has been now been given by the National Disaster Management Authority. “The radioactive leak was very low and there’s nothing to worry about,” said an official.
The leak was detected this morning and the entire cargo area of the T3 terminal was cordoned off and fire engines were put in alert mode. The Atomic Energy Regulatory Board for radioactive issues was summoned for tests.
After conducting necessary tests, the National Disaster Management Authority visited the spot and declared the leak was not dangerous and gave an all-clear signal.
The Terminal 3 was opened in 2010 for the Commonwealth Games with 2 floors — the bottom floor is dedicated to arrivals, the top floor is dedicated to departures. Is used for all the international Airlines.