At approximately 2:45 p.m. EST, on October 22nd, a radiation monitoring capsule was discovered by a citizen near the town of Leonora in Western Australia’s Wheatbelt region. Initial assessments indicate that the capsule is likely the missing Russian Progress M-27M supply ship, which has been missing since September 24th. If you have any information about the whereabouts of the Progress M-27M or know who may have taken it, please contact your local law enforcement agency or the Russian Embassy in Perth. The search for the Progress M-27M is underway and anyone with information is asked to call 000 immediately.
The capsule was found in a remote area of the Western Australian desert
On August 3rd, 2014 a capsule was found in a remote area of the Western Australian desert. The capsule was discovered by a local rancher and it is currently unknown what it contains or why it was left there. The search for answers to these questions is ongoing.
Officials are attempting to determine its contents
Officials are attempting to determine the contents of a radioactive capsule that was discovered in Western Australia. The capsule was found by farmers near Meekatharra, and officials are now trying to determine its contents. Officials say that there is no risk to public safety, but they are still investigating the matter.
If it is determined that the capsule is radioactive, the search will be widened
The search for a radioactive capsule that went missing in Western Australia is widening after it was determined that the object may be dangerous. The capsule, which is believed to have been carrying radioactive material, was last seen by a farmer on Thursday morning. The nuclear regulator has since activated its response team to help find the capsule. The farmer told authorities that he had found the object while working in his field and thought it might be a bomb before reporting it to police. Radiation detectors have been sent to check out the area where the capsule was found and officials are urging anyone who knows anything about its whereabouts to come forward. If it is determined that the capsule is radioactive, the search will be widened to include other areas in and around Geraldton where radiation could potentially be present.
The search is underway for a radioactive capsule that has gone missing in Western Australia. The capsule, which contains highly radioactive cobalt-60, was discovered on Sunday near the town of Karratha. The Australian National Nuclear Security Administration (ANSA) says the level of radiation inside the capsule is “very low.”