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Police hunt radioactive waste dumper in Banten

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, February 20 2020   /  12:37 am
Radioactive: Officials from the Nuclear Energy Regulatory Agency (Bapeten) and the National Nuclear Energy Agency (Batan) load containers filled with soil contaminated with Cesium-137, a radioactive substance, onto a truck at the Batan Indah housing complex in South Tangerang, Banten, on Sunday. Bapeten and Batan will require 20 days to decontaminate the area. (JP/Dhoni Setiawan)(Bapeten) and the National Nuclear Energy Agency (Batan) load containers filled with soil contaminated with Cesium-137, a radioactive substance, onto a truck at the Batan Indah housing complex in South Tangerang, Banten, on Sunday. Bapeten and Batan will require 20 days to decontaminate the area. (JP/Dhoni Setiawan)

Radioactive: Officials from the Nuclear Energy Regulatory Agency (Bapeten) and the National Nuclear Energy Agency (Batan) load containers filled with soil contaminated with Cesium-137, a radioactive substance, onto a truck at the Batan Indah housing complex in South Tangerang, Banten, on Sunday. Bapeten and Batan will require 20 days to decontaminate the area. (JP/Dhoni Setiawan)The Nuclear Energy Regulatory Agency (Bapeten) is working with the police to investigate the origins of the radioactive Caesium-137 waste found in the Batan Indah housing complex in South Tangerang, Banten, recently.Bapeten manages around 14,000 permits for nuclear use across the country.“We have the data of which industries use Caesium-137 but we don’t have the capacity to investigate how the materials ended up in that neighborhood. That’s why we are working with the police,” Bapeten head Jazi Eko Istiya...