Uzbek Plant Returns Radioactive Cargo to Kyrgyzstan
The Uzmetkombinat metal processing enterprise located in Uzbekistan returned around 39 tons of ferrous scrap metal to Kyrgyzstan because it was emitting elevated levels of radiation. The report does not specify the source of radiation.
Abstract Number: 20110610
Headline: Uzbek Plant Returns Radioactive Cargo to Kyrgyzstan
Bibliography: "Uzbek Plant Refuses to Process Radioactive Metal from Kyrgyzstan," Noviy Vek, 30 May 2011, via www.factiva.com
Material: Unidentified radioactive material
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