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24/01/01
Museum Goes Radioactive
- Suspect rocks break law on emission limits

RADIOACTIVE rocks were on display at the Natural History Museum, the South Kensington tourist attraction has admitted.

"We greatly regret this contravention of health and safety regulations," a museum spokesperson said. "We have acted to ensure there will be no repetition."

Rocks in the museum's mineral gallery were the culprits, emitting levels of radiation above legal limits, though still apparently at low levels. "There has been no actual danger to visitors," said the museum's spokesperson.

The Health and Safety Executive has brought legal proceedings against the Natural History Museum over the suspect rocks; sentencing has been set for February 16th.




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