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Depleted uranium on passenger flight!

FAA fines two India cos. For uranium cargo – BostonHerald.com By Donna Goodison , July 1, 2010 The Federal Aviation Administration has fined two Indian companies $422,500 for sending a radioactive shipment of depleted uranium as cargo on a passenger-carrying British Airways flight from Mumbai to Logan International Airport in 2008

The FAA alleges that IIS & Allied Services and its freight forwarder, Gallant Freight & Travels, failed to declare the hazardous nature of the shipment, which wasn’t properly packaged or labeled.Radioactive materials are not allowed to be shipped as cargo aboard passenger aircraft, with some exceptions. The depleted uranium was destined for QSA Global Inc. in Burlington….. FAA fines two India cos. For uranium cargo – BostonHerald.com

July 2, 2010 - Posted by | India, safety

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