All clear at Delhi IGI Airport after radioactive leak

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India], Oct. 9 (ANI): The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has given an all clear after a radioactive leak was reported from the Terminal 3 at the at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport today. All the contingency team which were at the airport on standby have been withdrawn. Upon immediate investigation, it was confirmed that the leak was 'medicinal' in nature. "On reaching at Cargo EICI it was learnt that 6 packets containing solid sodium molybdate arrived from Paris by flight AF 226. No injury or any problems to any human is observed so far," the Delhi Police said in a statement. Meanwhile, the NDRF has also confirmed that the radioactivity is within the permissible limits Earlier, an alert was sounded after a leak from the Air France aircraft was reported, followed by immediate evacuation of the area. Seven fire tenders were rushed to the spot and the area was cordoned off. Teams from the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and the NDRF were also at the site. (ANI)