Cairo Airport receives Canadian radioactive isotopes for cancer treatment
Cairo International Airport - YOUM7

CAIRO: Cairo Airport authorities raised security measures to receive a shipment of radioactive isotopes coming from Canada to be used in cancer treatment, Youm7 reported Friday.

The consignment is inside three parcels and weighs 14 kg. It is imported by a medicine company to be used curing tumors at specialized hospitals and medical centers.

The shipment was examined by a delegate from the International Atomic Energy Agency to make sure they met radiation limits.

The airport has previously received similar shipments for the same medical purposes.

Last week, a 476 kg-shipment arrived in 44 parcels from Turkey under tight security.

In January, the airport received 11 parcels including radioactive isotopes weighing 120 kg coming from the Netherlands, and another shipment weighing 49 kg from Iran.

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