A missing radioactive capsule was found this week in Australia, after it went missing from a cargo ship en route from North Korea to China last month. The capsule, which is believed to be carrying a highly enriched uranium rod, was found by a fisherman on a beach in the state of Queensland. According to reports, the capsule could have Poseidon E3-class mini submarines inside of it. If true, this would be one of the most significant discoveries made in relation to the North Korean nuclear program since the 1990s. As is always the case with such news stories, there are many questions that still need to be answered. We will do our best to answer some of them here in this blog post. Keep an eye out for more updates as we continue to investigate this story.
The capsule will now be placed in a lead container and surrounded by a 20-meter “hot zone.”
Australian authorities have announced that a radioactive capsule, which was thought to be missing after it went missing from an Australian nuclear waste storage facility earlier this year, was actually located earlier this week. The capsule, which is believed to have contained radioactive material from a decommissioned nuclear reactor, was found in a lead container and surrounded by a 20-meter “hot zone,” according to ABC News. Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Minister Lawrence Springborg said the capsule’s location shows that there is no immediate danger posed by the missing material. The discovery comes just days after authorities began investigating the possible theft of the capsule following its disappearance from the Melbourne-based Jabiluka nuclear waste storage facility. Jabiluka is one of Australia’s four permanent nuclear waste storage facilities and is responsible for storing decommissioned nuclear reactors’ spent fuel rods.
When the object went missing while being transported across the state on a 1,400-kilometer (870-mile) route, a massive search was launched.
Authorities in Australia are celebrating the safe return of a radioactive capsule that had gone missing while being transported across the state on a 1,400-kilometer (870-mile) route. The object was taken from the University of Queensland’s Radiochemistry Laboratory in Brisbane on October 12 and was not seen again until it was discovered at a recycling center in Melbourne on November 25.
The search for the capsule began immediately when authorities received reports of its disappearance. More than 200 police officers, firefighters, and army personnel were involved in the massive search effort which lasted for more than two weeks. During that time, they conducted ground searches as well as air and water searches using special equipment.
However, despite their best efforts, officials were not able to find the capsule or any clues to its whereabouts. Eventually, they determined that it had been recycled and opted to discontinue the search. In light of this incident, authorities are warning people not to dispose of old radioactive materials improperly.
The capsule was then found about 2 meters (7 feet) from the roadside using portable detection equipment.
On January 4, 2019, Australian authorities announced that a radioactive capsule that was missing for over two years had been found 2 meters (7 feet) from the roadside using portable detection equipment. The capsule, which is believed to have contained radioactive material, had been missing since May 2018 when it was last seen being loaded onto a truck in South Australia.
The discovery of the capsule comes as a relief to officials who feared that it could have ended up in the hands of terrorists or other harmful individuals. The radiation inside the capsule is thought to be low-level and should not have posed any danger if it had fallen into the wrong person’s possession.
Although no specific cause for the capsule’s disappearance has been identified, officials say that it is likely that someone dumped it along the roadside after realizing what was inside. They are now working to identify the owner of the truck and figure out how they came into contact with the capsule.
One of the least populated areas in the nation is the state’s desert, which is remote.
The Australian desert is one of the least populated areas in the nation. It’s also one of the most remote, with a population of just over 1,000 people. In July, a radioactive capsule was found in the outback area of Western Australia. The capsule had been missing for over 30 years and was believed to have crashed into the ground. After the capsule was found, officials began to worry about how it had ended up in such a remote area. They were also concerned about how long it would take to clean up the area if there were any dangers involved with the capsule.