Hospital equipment replaced due to terror fears

Hospital equipment replaced due to terror fearsPrime Minister Erna Solberg

Norwegian hospitals have replaced 15 machines which had radioactive sources. The reason was that they could become targets for terrorists who wanted to make “dirty bombs”, according to Prime Minister Erna Solberg.

The machines – which had very powerful radiation sources – were used for irradiating blood bags to tame white blood cells, according to TV 2 news.
Later this month,  the prime minister will be attending nuclear summit in Washington, where safeguarding nuclear materials is among the topics. She states that Norway has become safer since the replacement of machines with X-rays.
– It is potentially a danger that someone will get hold of such sources and use them to make dirty bombs. The less we have of these kind of machines, the better, Solberg says.

 

Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today

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