Radioactive cargo topples over at LCCT

Radioactive cargo topples over at LCCT

KUALA LUMPUR - A consignment of radioactive material caused a scare when it toppled at the Kuala Lumpur Airport Service (KLAS) Cargo complex at the Low-Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT).

LLCT Fire and Rescue Department operations commander Azmi Saddon said KLAS Cargo employees were moving the box of UN2916 material when the cargo toppled and the content spilled on the floor at round 11.15am on Friday.

"However, no one was injured as the level of radioactivity from the spilt content was low. It did not pose any danger to people."

According to the International Maritime Organisation, UN 2916 consignments are Class 7 radioactive material, commonly used for medical and public health purposes.

Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd senior general manager of operations services Datuk Azmi Murad said fire and rescue officials swiftly contained the area and cleared the mess two hours later.

"There was no cause for alarm as the leak was small and was brought under control by the proper authorities," he said.

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