January 19, 2012

Russian customs seize radioactive metal from Iranian’s luggage bound for Tehran


 Russia's customs agency announced Friday it has seized pieces of radioactive metal from the luggage of an Iranian passenger bound for Tehran from one of Moscow's main airports. It was not immediately clear if the substance could be any use to Iran's controversial nuclear program…Kelly Classic, a health physicist at the United States' renowned Mayo Clinic, said: "You can't make a nuclear bomb or dirty bomb with it." "You'd certainly wonder where it came from and why," Classic told The Associated Press. "It's prudent to be a little leery considering where the person's going."

Global BC,  by Nataliya Vasilyeva, 12/2011

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