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03-27-2009, 07:04 AM
China seeks lost radioactive ball
BBC (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7967285.stm)

Chinese officials are urgently seeking a nugget of deadly radioactive material encased in a lead ball the size of a watermelon (that's not exactly something someone can just pick up and walk out the door with) that was lost this week.
The Caesium-137 may be buried in a scrap yard under tonnes of metal, and local officials believe it could have been melted down.
The lead ball was lost when workers at a cement plant tore down an old factory in the north-western Shaanxi Province.
The material was part of a measuring instrument and is extremely toxic.
The smallest amount can cause infertility, cancer and even death.
Eight trucks worth of scrap were sold to local steel mills. Tongchuan city officials believe the radioactive material - and its protective container - are likely to have been melted down.
Plants in the area are now being tested for radioactivity.
The BBC's Quentin Sommerville in Beijing says China has an appalling record on industrial safety - there are around 30 cases of radioactive material being lost every year.
In Tongchuan last July a farmer was arrested after he stole a similar radioactive container and attempted to sell it for scrap.

<terroistmindset>Go to China, buy radioactive material. Send material to Mexico. Walk across border into US. Strap onto lots of C4. Blow up in Manhattan. Thousands of people exposed to radiation and will hopefully die soon. :D Get my virgins</terroristmindset>

Honestly now, 30 cases! While this can't make an a-bomb, exposing people to lots of radiation is bad. This is not stuff anyone should be able to get their hands on in such quantities!

03-27-2009, 07:28 AM
The Caesium-137 is probably ground up in that frackin ChiCom drywall crap they sent over here. I've heard reports of walls glowing in GreyHawk Landing...:p:D