MOSCOW, August 28 (RIA Novosti)
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A Ukrainian court sentenced eight members of a criminal group to up to eight and a half years in prison for trading in radioactive materials stolen from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, the Kiev City Prosecutor’s Office said on Tuesday.
The men sold depleted uranium items stolen from the Chernobyl exclusion zone.
The court found them guilty of “illegal handling of radioactive materials committed by an organized group.”
Depleted uranium is used in aircraft and rocket building, medical equipment and the transport and defense industry, in particular to manufacture armor sheets and armor piercing shells.
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- kunosouraRadioactive metal thieves22:19, 28/08/2012Yellow journalism, sensationalism. Old fuel rods are virtually useless. Can*t make a bomb of it. I use to carry 95% U-235 in my shirt pocket and desk drawer. Plenty of U available worldwide. For americans, turning on their home lights, 1 in 10 chance power coming from an old Russian warhead. A thousand tons of HEU, fruits of Wismut and St. Joachimsthal, Krusne Hory, stored near Ozersk. Many scavengers long have worked the Count Schlick mines digging pitchblende and selling it. Afterall France built the zionists the Dimona nuclear weapon plant in the Negev, Pu breeder reactor a secret from no one, in flagarnt violation of the NonProlifertion Treaty. So why this trivial nonsense.