MADRID (Sputnik) – Spanish police have not found a missing piece of equipment with radioactive elements inside so far, the country’s Nuclear Security Council (CSN) said Wednesday.
"The suitcase has not been found yet. The police are investigating the case, they are looking into who could steal it. We acted in accordance with the procedure: informed about the theft, they [police officers] warned us that if someone finds it, he or she should not perform any activities with it," a CNS spokesperson told RIA Novosti.
Caesium 137 and Americium 241 are included in the fourth category of radioactivity threat, which is defined as unlikely to be dangerous for people. However, the CSN warned that the radioactive materials posed a risk if the equipment was manipulated or destroyed.