An urgent search is currently being conducted in Western Australia after a small radioactive object has gone missing while being transported from a mine. The capsule is believed to be less than 4 inches in size and contains an unspecified amount of radioactive material.
The Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) have been notified of the incident, with the agency stating that there was no danger posed to public health or safety due to the missing item. However, they are still urging people living near where it went missing not to touch any unusual objects they may find on their property as it could potentially contain radiation.
Authorities are working around the clock to locate the capsule before its contents can cause any harm if handled improperly by untrained personnel. They have asked anyone who finds something suspicious or out of place within their vicinity should contact local authorities immediately so that proper measures can be taken for the safe disposal and recovery of this tiny yet powerful object as soon as possible