The material, which uses gamma rays to test flaws in materials used for oil and gas pipelines in a process called industrial gamma radiography
, is owned by Istanbul-based SGS Turkey, according to the document and officials.
The oil field in Basra likely was using iridium-192 to test flaws in materials used for oil and gas pipelines in a process called industrial gamma radiography
The iridium was owned by Istanbul-based company called SGS Turkey, and was meant to be used in a process called gamma radiography
. The process uses gamma rays to find flaws in the materials used for oil and gas pipelines, Reuters reported.
Of the 23 abnormal occurrences involving radioactive materials, two of the events involved exposure of an embryo or fetus, one involved an exposure to the extremities of a radiographer, and a fourth involved a stolen gamma radiography
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