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Daily News on Nuclear, Biological & Chemical Weapons, Terrorism and Related Issues
Plutonium-Tainted Soil Found at Russian Amphetamine Site
"We have taken an underground amphetamine lab out of operation," the Federal Drug Control Service stated following the operation by Russian antidrug officers and the Federal Security Service.
"During a search our special services found a small container which probably contains earth from Chernobyl, the radiation dosimeter readings were off the charts. Plutonium was also detected. Four sources of ionizing radiation were found in the car of one of those detained," according to the agency. It said the suspects might be linked to a terrorist group.
The account of the raid was issued two weeks after it occurred. Authorities are receiving assistance from radioactive material management personnel from MosNPO Radon.
A 1986 explosion at the Chernobyl reactor site in what is now Ukraine dispersed radiation across a wide area.
Feb. 14, 2014
A new paper develops a market-based roadmap for Russia to transition from HEU to LEU in the production of Molybdenum-99, ahead of the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit.
Jan. 27, 2014
See a Russian translation of the foreword, executive summary and select country profiles.
This article provides an overview of Russia’s historical and current policies relating to nuclear, chemical, biological and missile proliferation.