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Cobalt 60 leak: two Scrap dealers talk legal action

india Updated: May 19, 2010 00:43 IST
HT Correspondent

Scrap dealers Deepak Jain and Ajay Jain, victims of the Mayapuri radiation leak, are ready to go home after almost a month-and-a-half in hospital.

Both of them are now planning to move court against those responsible for their condition.

Both of them will be discharged from the Army Research and Referral Hospital (ARRH) on Wednesday.

“We will take legal action against those responsible for our condition. Those who auctioned scrap should have shown us how to dispose of such material. We won’t spare those responsible,” said Ajay Jain. Ajay had bought the scrap from another dealer and then sold it to Deepak. The Atomic Energy Regulatory Board scientists had found eight bunches of radioactive material in Deepak’s shop.

“Their condition has improved. Both are free from infection and their blood count has risen,” said Lieutenant General Naresh Kumar, Commandant, ARRH. “The have been asked to come for routine check-ups,” said Brigadier Velu Nair, head of haematology, ARRH. “The bone marrow transplant is not ruled out. We will conduct bone marrow tests to decide if they need a transplant,” he said.

The other radiation victims admitted to AIIMS are also improving. “We are planning to discharge them by the end of this week,” Dr A.B. Dey, professor, department of medicine, AIIMS said.