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Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Ukrainian authorities seize container of uranium

By Aussiegirl

Breaking news via the The Jerusalem Post:

Ukrainian authorities seized a container of radioactive uranium from a car outside Kiev's airport and arrested one person, emergency officials said Wednesday.

The uranium was found Tuesday evening in a car parked near Kiev's Boryspil airport, said Dmytro Bohuslovskiy, spokesman for the Emergency Situations Ministry.

. . . Following the breakup of the Soviet Union, Ukraine inherited a vast number of radioactive materials - including spent nuclear fuel from its atomic plants and worn-out industrial equipment containing lethal radioactive isotopes.

. . . Many experts have warned that radioactive materials could be used by terrorists for making a radiological dispersal device, or dirty bomb.


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