Uranium Traffic From the USSR to the Como Area
Thirty kilos of radioactive material, possibly uranium and plutonium, probably taken from a Soviet arsenal and exported to Europe during the August coup, were seized in Zurich. The seizure was a continuation of an event in October, where two Swiss citizens came forward to the District Attorney of Como and reported their attempt to sell 30 kilos of uranium and 10 of plutonium, stolen from the USSR, to a Middle East country.
Abstract Number: 19910050
Headline: Uranium Traffic From the USSR to the Como Area
Date: 13 November 1991
Author: Paolo Biondani
Material: radioactive material, uranium, plutonium
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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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