31 Aug '11, 7am

ナミビアのビーチで大量の放射性ウランの入ったドラム缶4つを発見。各150-180kg入り。 何故落ちているのでしょうか。

ナミビアのビーチで大量の放射性ウランの入ったドラム缶4つを発見。各150-180kg入り。 何故落ちているのでしょうか。

Last week, Namibian authorities discovered four unguarded barrels of radioactive uranium oxide on a beach near the coastal town of Swakopmund. Each barrel is estimated to contain between 150 and 180 kilograms of so-called yellowcake, a powdered form of concentrated uranium produced in an intermediary step during the processing of uranium ore. Four people were arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle the barrels, worth an estimated $100,000, out of the country. Police are still looking for another suspect. Reports suggest that the dangerously radioactive material was stolen from the Trekkopje uranium mine owned by French energy giant Areva. Namibia is a major exporter of uranium and the mine in question is slated to become the largest uranium mine in southern Africa once it reaches full production capacity. This isn’t the first time this sort of thing has happened in Namibi...

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