Iridium

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Iridium

A precious metal that is extremely resistant to corrosion. It is used mainly for scientific and industrial purposes for which resistance to corrosion at high temperatures is needed. With only three metric tons of iridium produced and used each year, it is traded as a commodity on various security exchanges. Like many precious metals, iridium is volatile, but generally maintains relatively high prices.
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The RDD is a non-nuclear industrial radiography equipment, but which contains the radioactive isotope Iridium-192 that emits beta and gamma radiation.
The cargo, which was sent by the Swedish high-tech company Studsvik AB to a US company that packages radiation sources for industrial use, contained pellets of the radioactive material Iridium-192. However, the pellets were packed in a shielded part of the container and should not have emitted radiation.
Afterward, they irradiated one of those two segments in each animal with iridium-192, a gamma-ray-emitting isotope.