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Those suspected remnants of China’s Long March-5B Y3 core rocket stage that crash landed in Sarawak have been found to emit no radiation.

Daily Express Online – an Independent National Newspaper of East Malaysia, reports that the Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry (Mosti) the non-radioactive status of the hunks of junk made the determination.

Four officers of the Bintulu District Atomic Energy Licensing Board (AELB) together with the Hazardous Material Team (Hazmat) of the Fire and Rescue Department and the Bintulu District Police have conducted an investigation at the first location in Kampung Nyalau.

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Initial investigation

Mosti said in a statement that, based on the measurements and the results of the initial investigation, it was found that the first suspected object of around 13 centimeters in size did not emit any radiation and no radioactive elements were detected on the object.

“Meanwhile, the measurements and results of the preliminary investigation on the second object in Niah, Miri also showed similar results,” the Mosti statement adds.

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Mosti through the Malaysian Space Agency (MYSA) in collaboration with the Department of Chemistry will carry out a detailed investigation on the two objects to confirm whether the objects are related to the re-entry incident of debris from China’s Long March 5B rocket or no, reports Daily Express Online.


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The results of the investigation and analysis will be notified and appropriate action will be considered in accordance with Act 834 (Malaysian Space Board Act 2022) and international treaties related to space under the management of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), said Mosti.

China’s Long March-5B Y3 rocket boosted the Wentian lab module for China’s space station under construction.

Video from The Star: Two families from Pekan Sepupok Lama in Batu Niah, Sarawak have been told to vacate their houses due to concerns of radioactivity after alien objects were found nearby. The objects were believed to be debris from China’s Long March 5B rocket.

Go to video at: https://youtu.be/ZiISj1IiYko

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