Uranium smuggling group unearthed in India
Police have seized 8.9 kg Depleted Uranium from two persons.
Thane police investigators claim the two detained people intended to sell it at 440,000 dollars per kg, with the value of the seizure at over 3.5 million dollars.
Military use of depleted uranium include Armour plating and armour-piercing weapons.
Case has been filed on the arrested persons under India’s Atomic Energy Act of 1962 which so outdated that it cannot ensure nuclear security.
Several Western countries have stopped using Depleted Uranium because it has a seriously negative impact on health.
The smuggled uranium was 79 to 87 % pure.
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