Thursday, November 29, 2007
Two Hungarians and a Ukrainian arrested in an attempted sale of uranium were peddling material believed to be from the former Soviet Union, and it was enriched enough to be used in a radiological "dirty bomb," police said Thursday... The three, who were arrested Wednesday in eastern Slovakia and Hungary, were trying to sell about a pound of uranium in powder form...
* Read this story in full at FOXNews.com
>>> Guardian.co.uk has this report and it goes in part like this... According to police, the two Hungarians and a Ukrainian had just under half a kilogram (about a pound) of uranium in powder form that investigators believe came from an unspecified ex-Soviet republic... "It was possible to use it in various ways for terrorist attacks," a senior police official, Michal Kopcik, said...
* Three arrested in Slovakia had enough uranium for dirty bomb
>>> TimesOnLine.co.uk reports this in part... A total of 481.4 grams of uranium was found and investigators believe it contained 98.6 per cent uranium-235. Uranium is considered weapons-grade if it contains at least 85 per cent uranium-235... "According to preliminary information, the material could have been used to make a so-called dirty bomb," Michal Kopcik, a senior Slovakian police official told a news conference today...
* Gang arrested trying to sell enriched uranium
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