A lot of metal trays contaminated with Cobalt-60 radioisotope high-activity was located Monday in the port of Algeciras (CÃ¡diz) inside a container transport to Turkey. As reported by the Nuclear Safety Council, the lot of trays, detected by the customs service of the State Tax Administration Agency (AEAT), was in a carton with a gamma dose rate of 50 microsieverts contact / hours. CSN also has urged the company owner to isolate the trays you have in inventory (eight) and customer contact-catering establishments, which had sold the other four, one in Spain, to recover, explains in a statement. The trays were from India and should be treated as radioactive waste, says the Council, which has required the distribution company making estimates of doses received by people who have been in contact with her. The radioactive metal was detected by the customs service of the State Tax Administration Agency (AEAT) in a container that was to be sent to Turkey and reported to the CSN as establishing the protocols for these situations. After the radiological characterization, first by AEAT staff, and then by the Technical Unit Lainsa Radiological Protection, was identified as the emitting radioisotope Cobalt 60, details the Council. The container, which was sealed returned to the company owner, was opened by technicians Council proceeded to measure all the packages until you find the carton containing the contaminated metal. Cobalt 60 is a radioactive isotope which, among other applications, is used in cobalt therapy used in the gamma radiation from a radioisotope encapsulated source of this high activity.