PNG works to update radioactivity laws

3:51 pm on 18 February 2016

Work is underway to develop laws in Papua New Guinea to regulate the disposal of radioactive or nuclear waste.

The Post Courier reports a source within the health department saying the law is urgently needed to replace the radiation source for the cobalt machine at the National Cancer Unit in Lae.

The source told the newspaper the cobalt machine is now outdated by machines such as linear accelerators, but there is no easy way to dispose of it.