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Russian Scientist Surrenders Arms-Grade Plutonium

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posted on Nov, 2 2004 @ 09:45 AM

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian atomic scientist surrendered eight containers filled with arms-grade nuclear material to police Tuesday after keeping it in his garage for eight years, Russian media reported.

Leonid Grigorov found the 14 ounces of plutonium-238 in a heap of rubbish at his laboratory near Russia's border with Kazakhstan, Itar-Tass news agency said.

Interfax news agency said the lab, looted after the Soviet collapse in 1991, was eventually closed and deserted.

Grigorov decided to hide the material, which could theoretically be used to make a "dirty bomb," in a box and only handed it in to local police after a newspaper offered a reward to anyone who surrendered weapons.


Good thing he got it to the Feds before the homeless people got it like last time...hehe.... dang t here sure is a lot of this stuff floating around? Does anyone have any estimated figures as to how much of this stuff exists?

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posted on Nov, 2 2004 @ 02:28 PM
$280 Billion dollars spent on the war in Iraq should have been directed/spent towards neutralizing rogue/lost arms-grade nuclear material.

I'm telling you folks,

It only takes a few episodes of watching 24 season 2 while eating cold pizza pockets to finally realize our President has failed us.

I'd be fearful of living in a red state now.

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