Kaliningrad Customs Seizes Radioactive Scrap
Customs officers in Kaliningrad, Russia impounded a truck bound for Belgium carrying 20 tons of radioactive scrap metal. The officers detected the material using a radiation meter. Over the past six months, customs officials have prevented several similar attempts to smuggle radioactive material. However, as the region has no facilities for storing such material, local authorities continue to experience difficulties.
Abstract Number: 19970110
Headline: Kaliningrad Customs Seizes Radioactive Scrap
Date: 6 March 1997
Orig. Src.: Radiostantsiya Ekho Moskvy (Moscow)
Material: radioactive scrap metal
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