DU to seek lifting of radioactive substances banBy IANS
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Indo-ASIAN NEWS SERVICE
NEW DELHI - A team of Delhi University officials Thursday headed to Mumbai to meet the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) officials and request them to lift the ban on use of radioactive substances in the university\’s laboratories.
A.K. Bakshi, head of the chemistry department, said: \”We are going to meet officials at the AERB in order to request them to lift the ban on the usage of Cobalt 60 and other radioactive substances in the laboratories.\”
\”This ban is seriously hampering our study schedule,\” he said.
The AERB withdrew permission to the university to use radioactive substances last month after it failed to submit its reply within a stipulated time on the radioactive exposure accident that happened in the capital\’s Mayapuri junkyard in April.
Bakshi said the enquiry report prepared by the chemistry department on the disposal of gamma cell was submitted last week and is being examined by a three-member committee of the executive council and \”action has been taken against erring officials\”.