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Cesium-137 Seized in Pavlodar, Kazakhstan


On 4 July 2002, the Committee for National Security (KNB) of the Republic of Kazakhstan arrested a resident of Pavlodar, the capital of Pavlodar Oblast in northern Kazakhstan during an attempt to sell 5 grams of cesium-137. The KNB investigation into the incident is continuing.

Abstract Number:  20020410
Headline:  Po faktu presecheniya sbyta radioaktivnykh veshchestv
Date:  4 July 2002
Bibliography:  Press Release of the Committee of National Security of the Republic of Kazakhstan, http://www.knb.kz, 18 July 2002
Author:  The Committee of National Security of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Material:  radioactive isotope (cesium-137)


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This article is part of a collection examining reported incidents of nuclear or radioactive materials trafficking in or originating from the Newly Independent States.

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