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No place for nuclear agents

Delhi Police have bought 80 radiation meters that will help them identify any object with nuclear agents. The police said its men posted at the Games venues and stadiums are being trained in handling these meters.

delhi Updated: Aug 04, 2010 23:48 IST
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Delhi Police have bought 80 radiation meters that will help them identify any object with nuclear agents. The police said its men posted at the Games venues and stadiums are being trained in handling these meters.

These meters weigh a little less than 1.5 kilograms. They are handy and would equip the men to identify any nuclear agent hidden in any object. They will be used even after the Commonwealth Games.

Police said if someone tried to sneak in radioactive material during the Commonwealth Games, these meters would identify it immediately.

The police said the equipment would come in handy even at times of bomb blasts or explosions. If a bomb blast takes place and terrorists have included radioactive substances in it to maximize the damage, these meters would help identify it and simultaneously necessary action could be taken.

Sensing the damage, the area could be cordoned off immediately.