Smuggled cesium-137 confiscated in Turkey

 

The Turkish Gendarmerie has stopped a vehicle carrying two containers with cesium-137 worth 1 million euro. It will be studied at the Turkish Atomic Energy Agency, RIA Novosti reports.

A vehicle from Georgia was caught carrying 500 grams of cesium-137 in April. The material was bought in Russia and was to be sold in Turkey for $1 million.

Cesium-137 was banned in Turkey. It causes radioactive pollution and comes from radioactive waste.

 

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