February 25, 2004 |
Ukrainian border guards arrested a man trying to take nearly a pound of uranium into Hungary, border guard spokesman Yevheniy Bargman said. Guards arrested the driver of a van at the Tisa checkpoint after finding the material, he said. It was unclear whether the uranium was in ore form or had been enriched for potential use in reactors or weapons.
November 24, 2006 |
A state regulatory decision to impose a more stringent health standard for uranium in groundwater has been unanimously upheld by the state Court of Appeals in Santa Fe. The New Mexico Water Quality Commission adopted the new standard in 2004, and the mining industry went to court to challenge the decision.
September 14, 2004 |
Twenty-four pounds of highly enriched uranium, enough for a crude nuclear weapon, was secretly flown to Russia last week from a research lab in Uzbekistan, where Washington had feared terrorists could obtain the material, the U.S. Energy Department said. The material came from nuclear fuel assemblies kept at a research reactor near Tashkent, the capital. It is to be turned into low-enriched uranium that will no longer be suitable for a weapon.
September 30, 2002 |
A Turkish police official said Sunday that the amount of uranium seized by officers the day before was about 5 ounces, not 33 pounds as initially reported. The state-run Anatolian news agency reported Saturday that paramilitary police in the southern province of Sanliurfa detained two men after discovering the uranium in a lead container hidden beneath a seat in a taxi. But the amount initially reported had included the weight of the container, a Sanliurfa police official said.
June 7, 2003
Contrary to implications in Deborah Blum's "A Dark Magic in America's Silver Bullets" (Opinion, June 1) and the accompanying picture, it's unclear that the depleted uranium remaining after a battle is any more harmful or dangerous than other battle debris. Radiation emitted from DU is so low that it will generally not register on a radiation badge. In other words, you probably couldn't detect it out of the background radiation that we encounter daily. You're more likely to be harmed by the radiation you absorb at the beach than you are by being around DU. The half-life of U-238, which is overwhelmingly the primary isotope of DU, is not 109 years, as stated in Blum's piece.
September 26, 2009 |
In an admission that is certain to heighten concerns over Iran's nuclear capabilities, Tehran has informed the United Nations that it has been building a secret uranium enrichment plant, according to a statement released today by the International Atomic Energy Agency. Speaking before the Group of 20 summit in Pittsburgh, President Obama said the plant is a "direct challenge" to global nonproliferation. He added, "Iran must comply with U.N. Security Council resolutions and make clear it is prepared to meet its responsibilities as a member of the community of nations."