This is particularly frightening if it turns out it the material is in fact enriched uranium as some have reported:

Slovak and Hungarian police seized a kilo (2.2 lbs) of radioactive material and arrested three people in a joint operation on Wednesday, a spokesman said.

Slovak police spokesman Martin Korch said the material was being examined and did not confirm a report carried by the Slovak news agency SITA that it was enriched uranium.

“This one kilogram should have been sold for one million U.S. dollars,” Korch said.

These cases are not uncommon in and around the former Soviet Union. It is truly just a matter of time before terrorists get their hands on enough material to make a radiological weapon.


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