In the city southern Odessa region employees of the security Service of Ukraine prevented a threat of radioactive contamination, reported the press center of the SBU on Friday.

“In the South of Odessa region the security service of Ukraine promptly found and eliminated a potential threat of radioactive contamination of the environment. Now a dangerous situation is localized, threat to the life and health of the local population”, – is told in the message.

So, militiamen found out that in one of the production facilities of local state scientific-production center stored hazardous items, which is a source of ionizing radiation.

“A joint Commission composed of representatives of the security service, gschs of Ukraine, the state foods and consumer service and local authorities found in one of the sealed hangar of the enterprise equipment, the radiation which exceed the established norms more than 500 times”, – noted in SBU.

According to law enforcement, transportation equipment outside the storage space could lead to radiation contamination of surrounding areas and harm to the local population. In addition, considering the proximity to the company warehouse with agricultural products commercial sea port, there was a potential threat of the spread of radiation beyond the boundary.

In the framework of criminal proceedings initiated under part 1 of article 265 (illegal handling of radioactive materials) of the criminal code of Ukraine, was held on the emergency check the scene.

Now in compliance with all relevant regulations dangerous equipment to disposal transferred to responsible storage to the state enterprise specialized.

Investigations are continuing to establish all the circumstances of the case”, – stated in the message.