Nuclear News | October 8, 2015

Photo Credit: Global Panorama

Photo Credit: Global Panorama

Nuclear Smugglers Tried Selling Radioactive Materials to ISIS

In the backwaters of Eastern Europe, authorities working with the FBI have interrupted four attempts in the past five years by gangs with suspected Russian connections that sought to sell radioactive material to Middle Eastern extremists, The Associated Press has learned. The latest known case came in February this year, when a smuggler offered a huge cache of deadly cesium – enough to contaminate several city blocks – and specifically sought a buyer from the Islamic State group.

 

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