Radioactive Russian woman sparks airport evacuation
Thu Jul 24, 12:05 PM ET
MOSCOW (AFP) - Authorities evacuated the airport terminal in Vladivostok, in Russia's far east, after a flight arriving from Seoul set off a radiation alarm.
The alarm was called off when security officials pinpointed the source -- a woman who had just received, Interfax news agency reported Thursday.
The woman was released when it was established thathad treated her with iodine-131, a radioactive isotope used in , giving her a level of radioactivity 15 times greater than the norm.
"Iodine 131 is a short-lived isotope, so the passenger should be back to normal in a month," Interfax quoted a customs spokeswoman atas saying.