Russia: Radioactive Object Detected at Ukrainian Border
On 27 January 2011, radiation was detected on a truck carrying goods from Russia to Ukraine at the Sudzha border crossing point in Russia. The source of radiation was determined to be a semi-spherical object 30 mm in diameter and 25 mm in height. An investigation was initiated.
Abstract Number: 20110870
Headline: Russia: Radioactive Object Detected at Ukrainian Border
Date: 27 January 2011
Bibliography: "На курской таможне задержали радиоактивную находку [At the Kursk customs, radioactive findings detained]," IA Kurskiy Informatsionniy Portal, 28 January 2011, via www.integrum.com
Material: Unidentified radioactive material
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