Inhabitants in Lany suffer "radiation" scare

Locals in the town of Lany near Rakovnik, west Bohemia, suffered a radiation scare on Wednesday after a driver accidentally damaged a measuring device containing radioactive material. The device used in construction work on the Lany motorway, had been cordoned off for safety was struck nevertheless. Police then closed off a small area around the zone, before an expert from the Bureau for Atomic Energy Safety investigated the scene and found that only an electronic part of the device had been damaged and that no radiation had leaked.

Earlier the president's office also expressed concerns over the incident, given that Lany is the location of the president's official summer retreat, the Lany Chateau.

Author: Jan Velinger