INDIA: University apologises for radioactive leak

Delhi University Vice-Chancellor Deepak Pental on Thursday accepted "moral responsibility" for a radioactive accident that killed one man and injured seven in a scrap market in the capital, reports India Edunews. The radioactive source was traced to the university's chemistry department laboratory.

"No amount can compensate for the damage," Pental told reporters.

The Atomic Energy Regulatory Board has sent a team to investigate the matter after police revealed on Wednesday evening that the radioactive source in the scrap was from a gamma cell auctioned by the university's department of chemistry, Pental said. The university has also set up a committee to investigate the matter.
Full report on the India Edunews site
See also a report in The New York Times