Caesium-137 ‘disappears’ in Kazakhstan
Amidst fears that militant groups are looking to seize radioactive materials to use in a terror attack, reports now suggest that a containment of the highly radioactive and dangerous substance caesium-137 has disappeared in Kazakhstan.
Local police in the Mangistau region said that the container may have fallen from a transporter and is now missing.
"The container with the radioactive isotope caesium-137 has not been found so far," local source Azamat Sarsenbayev told the AFP news agency. Details surrounding the incident are sketchy but it appears that the consignment has actually been missing since last Wednesday.