Radioactive material seized from Russian teacher

Big News Network (IANS)
Monday 25th March, 2013

A college teacher was arrested after a large amount of radioactive substances was found at his home, Russia’s interior ministry said Monday.

A total of 14 kg of “dangerous substances” were discovered in an apartment and garage belonging to the teacher, 35, whose name was not disclosed.

A criminal case has been opened on charges of “illegal handling of nuclear materials or radioactive substances”, which carries a prison sentence of up to seven years.

The ministry, however, did not elaborate on the nature of the substances or their origin.

–IANS/RIA Novosti


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