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Poland's State Nuclear Agency says a small amount of radioactive cobalt has been stolen from a bankrupt and shuttered foundry in eastern Poland. A spokeswoman for the agency, Monika Skotniczna, said Wednesday the theft of between five and seven containers with Cobalt-60 was discovered last month during stock taking at the Ursus foundry in Lublin. She says the cobalt does not pose a threat to the general public due to the small amount stolen and its age. Still, Croatia's state-run Institute for Radiological and Nuclear Safety is asking that the country's customs services increase border checks to watch for the possible import of the cobalt. Croatian emergency services say they received information about the theft from a European Union warning.
Originally posted by DutchBigBoy
If I remember correctly, cobalt can be used to make dirty bombs
Originally posted by PurpleDog UK
reply to post by boondock-saint
This apparently occurred last month and so your probably right in assuming it's already where it needs to be...