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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.
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