Smuggled Radioactive Material Seized In Turkey

The anti-smuggling unit of Turkey's Gendarmerie Command has seized two glass tubes containing 500 grams of Cesium-137, a radioactive isotope of cesium, which it suspects was smuggled to the country from Russia through Georgia. Acting on a tip-off that radioactive substances had been brought into Turkey from Georgia by a car with a German license [...]

By | 2013-04-03T09:03:47+00:00 April 12th, 2012|Radiological Materials, Security|Comments Off on Smuggled Radioactive Material Seized In Turkey

NNSA Works With New York City to Counter Radiological Threats

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) today announced that it has successfully completed the pick-up of a high-activity cesium-137 device that had been in secure storage at a hospital in New York City. The recovery of the cesium source is part of a comprehensive effort that NNSA initiated in New York City [...]

By | 2017-12-08T14:26:04+00:00 July 6th, 2010|NNSA, Radiological Materials, Security|Comments Off on NNSA Works With New York City to Counter Radiological Threats