During the monitoring of the scrap metal prepared for export, LAEC on field inspectors found a high reading on one of the trucks. Upon reloading of the truck, a radioactive source was found to be identified as Cs-137. The source was shielded and safely transported to LAEC for further investigations in the laboratories. LAb analysis confirmed that the source is Cs-137 and that the activity of the source is estimated to be 120 microCi.
During the routine work of LAEC inspectors for monitoring scrap metal prepared for export, a high reading was noticed on one of the trucks. Upon reloading of the truck, a radioactive source was found. The source was safely shielded and brought to LAEC laboratories for further investigation. The result of Lab analysis showed that it is a Sr-90 source of 5 mCi activity.
On April 19, 2007 the on field surveyors from the Lebanese Atomic Energy Commission (LAEC) were performing their routine surveillance of the scrap containers prepared for export on Tripoli Port. Using handheld survey equipment (Exploranium GR-110), they measured a reading equivalent to 220 nanoSv/hr on a 20 ft container (background is around 70 nanoSv/hr). They unloaded the container and upon tracing the source of radiation they found a lead sphere-like object which was expected to be a source shield, within it a cesium-137 source was found.