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Californium is used to start up nuclear reactors.
Nuclear weapon material worth $72M seized in a car in Turkey
Police in northern Turkey’s northern Bolu province seize 18.1 grams of radioactive Californium, an element used in nuclear weapons and reactors. Five suspects reportedly being investigated over the incident.
by Dean Shmuel Elmas , Israel Hayom Staff, July 7, 2019:
Police in northern Turkey’s Bolu province seized $72 million worth of radioactive Californium, an element used in nuclear weapons and reactors, local authorities said Saturday.
Some 18.1 grams (0.638 ounces) of Californium was seized in a car by anti-smuggling and organized crime police. Five suspects were reportedly being investigated over the incident.
The substance was found stashed under the gear shifter wrapped in a bag. Officers had to cut the upholstery to get to the parcel, RT news reported.
The substance was taken to the Turkish Atomic Energy Authority for a detailed analysis.
Currently, the US and Russia are the only producers of Californium.
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