AQSIQ Intercepts Old Electromechanical Equipment With Neutron Radiation Exceeding The Standard

- Oct 23, 2018-

AQSIQ intercepts old electromechanical equipment with neutron radiation exceeding the standard

A few days ago, the Asian Fluid Network reporter learned from the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine that the Shandong Huangdao Inspection and Quarantine Bureau of the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine found that a number of imported container neutrons from Turkey exceeded the standard alarm during the monitoring of nuclear and biochemical factors at the port. The detection value is 17 cps. According to the technical regulations of the AQSIQ on the monitoring of nuclear, biochemical and harmful factors at ports, the detection of neutrons in imported goods means that the radioactivity exceeds the standard. The on-site inspection and quarantine personnel immediately isolated the container in accordance with the prescribed procedures. After communicating with the receiving company, the company provides a description of the device containing radioisotopes. At present, the batch of neutron excess container has been returned to Turkey.

According to the relevant person in charge of the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine, the container was a total of 3 fiber carding machines and spinning machines, belonging to imported old mechanical and electrical equipment, with a value of 64,000 US dollars. According to the identification of nuclide, the cargo of the alarm contains a neutron source, in which 镅 is an artificial radioactive element, which can be neutroned when it is hit or irradiated by neutrons, particles, nucleus or ray, and is chemically highly toxic.

Since the receiving company cannot provide legal procedures for the import of radioisotopes and radiation devices, the Shandong Huangdao Inspection and Quarantine Bureau has decided to return the shipment to the receiving goods after it has announced the hazard and disposal basis of the neutron radiation to the receiving company. The receiving company expressed understanding of the disposal measures. It is understood that the monitoring and emergency disposal of nuclear and biochemical harmful factors is an important part of the counter-terrorism work of the Qiaohua General Administration and the inspection and quarantine departments.

Experts on nuclear and biochemical research have said that neutron radiation is composed of neutrons and is electrically neutral, so it is difficult to detect and difficult to protect. Neutron sources can be used to make nuclear weapons or dirty bombs. Causes great harm and social panic. Neutron radiation can convert normal elements in the human body into radioactive isotopes, which can cause internal acute radiation damage, such as hematopoietic organ failure, digestive system damage, central nervous system damage, and even malignant tumors and leukemia. Neutron radiation also produces genetic effects that affect the development of the offspring of the irradiated, and are extremely harmful.

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