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Tiny radioactive capsule lost in Australian outback found by side of 1,400km stretch of road

By Henry Belot

01 Feb 2023 · 2 min read

Editor's Note

Here's your daily dose of good news ☀️ After a gruelling search the lasted over two, a minuscule radioactive capsule has been found in the Australian outback. The Guardian has the story.

A tiny radioactive capsule that was lost in the Australian outback for more than two weeks and posed a “significant public health risk” has been found by the side of the road.

The 8mm by 6mm capsule, which fell from a secure device on a truck that was travelling from a Rio Tinto mine site in the Pilbara region of Western Australia to Perth, was found south of the town of Newman.

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