Rio Tinto's radioactive capsule will be a risk for 300 years if not found

Nadine Morton
Updated January 31 2023 - 6:54am, first published 6:45am
Authorities are combing roads in Western Australia to find a small but dangerous radioactive capsule that was lost. Picture supplied
Authorities are combing roads in Western Australia to find a small but dangerous radioactive capsule that was lost. Picture supplied

Twenty-one days after a potentially deadly, radioactive capsule was lost in Western Australia, scientists warn it could remain radioactive for 300 years.

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Nadine Morton

Nadine Morton

Senior journalist

Nadine Morton covers emergency services and breaking news for the Illawarra Mercury. She takes pride in regional journalism which she believes is crucial to informing our towns and cities. Have a story? Email her at nadine.morton@austcommunitymedia.com.au

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