Radioactive Material

Malaysia to sweep Kuala Lumpur airport for "radioactive" material

Malaysia to sweep Kuala Lumpur airport for "radioactive" material

Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, died after being assaulted at Kuala Lumpur International Airport on February 13.

Feb 24, 2017, 10:43 AM IST

Mexico recovers stolen truck with radioactive material

A missing truck carrying potentially dangerous radioactive material was found close to Mexico`s capital, and two men suspected of stealing it were arrested, authorities said on Tuesday.

Mar 09, 2016, 08:13 AM IST
Islamic State terrorists making 'dirty bomb' from extremely radioactive material for Western targets?

Islamic State terrorists making 'dirty bomb' from extremely radioactive material for Western targets?

Islamic State terrorists in Iraq may have stolen a case of extremely radioactive material which they could fashion into a so-called dirty bomb for Western targets, according to a media report.

Feb 18, 2016, 21:19 PM IST

Radioactive material stolen in Iraq raises security concerns

Iraq is searching for "highly dangerous" radioactive material stolen last year, according to an environment ministry document and seven security, environmental and provincial officials who fear it could be used as a weapon if acquired by Islamic State.

Feb 18, 2016, 04:11 AM IST
Nuclear smugglers shopped radioactive material to Islamic State

Nuclear smugglers shopped radioactive material to Islamic State

In the backwaters of Eastern Europe, authorities working with the FBI have interrupted four attempts in the past five years by gangs with suspected Russian connections that sought to sell radioactive material to Middle Eastern extremists, The Associated Press has learned. The latest known case came in February this year, when a smuggler offered a huge cache of deadly cesium — enough to contaminate several city blocks — and specifically sought a buyer from the Islamic State group.

Oct 07, 2015, 09:20 AM IST

US university finds missing `radioactive` package

US university said Tuesday it has found a package containing radioactive material that went missing for more than 10 days and had sparked an appeal for help tracking it down.

Sep 02, 2015, 00:19 AM IST

IS may have radioactive material to build 'dirty bomb': Aus FM

 The Islamic State is believed to have collected radioactive material from hospitals and research establishments in cities it has captured in Iraq and Syria which it could use to build a large "dirty" bomb, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has warned.

Jun 11, 2015, 18:34 PM IST

Radioactive leak: Substance a nuclear medicine, says AERB

The radioactive substance, which leaked at the cargo complex of IGI Airport here, is sodium iodide, a nuclear medicine, the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) said on Friday.

May 29, 2015, 15:34 PM IST

Mexico recovers stolen radioactive material

 A toolbox-sized container with radioactive material that was stolen last week from a truck in southeastern Mexico was found Wednesday abandoned under a bridge, authorities said.

Apr 23, 2015, 00:50 AM IST

Dangerous radioactive material stolen in Mexico

MexicAuthorities issued an alert for several Mexican states on Wednesday after thieves snatched potentially deadly radioactive material used for industrial radiography.

Apr 16, 2015, 08:51 AM IST

New carbon foam can detect neutrons emitted by radioactive material

Giving a boost to vital security initiatives, a team of researchers have successfully shown that boron-coated vitreous carbon foam can be used in the detection of neutrons emitted by radioactive material.

Mar 05, 2015, 14:59 PM IST

Medical radioisotopes-producing facility to soon open in Kolkata

A high energy, indigenous particle-accelerator that churns out a special kind of radioactive material for diagnostic purposes, such as cancer detection, will be operational in a year, it was announced here Thursday.

Mar 05, 2015, 14:48 PM IST

ISIS threatens use of nuclear bomb in London

Islamic State terror group may have developed a nuclear device by using radioactive uranium stolen from Iraq's Mosul University after seizing control of the city last June, a British media report s

Dec 02, 2014, 15:53 PM IST

Floating nuclear plants could withstand tsunamis

A new design for nuclear plants built on floating platforms could help avoid disasters like Fukushima.

Apr 17, 2014, 10:16 AM IST

IAEA says Mexican public `safe` after radioactive theft

The UN atomic watchdog said today it believed the Mexican public was safe after a stolen medical device containing an "extremely dangerous" radioactive material was recovered in a field.

Dec 05, 2013, 22:02 PM IST

Radioactive material seized from Russian teacher

A college teacher was arrested after a large amount of radioactive substances was found at his home, Russia`s interior ministry said Monday.

Mar 25, 2013, 17:44 PM IST

Bengal sets up panel on use of radioactive material

The West Bengal govt has set up a high-level committee to assess safety measures in the use of radioactive material in health and research facilities.

Dec 29, 2011, 11:06 AM IST

How to remove radioactive materials from drinking water

Forest by-products and crustacean shells can extract contaminates from water.

Apr 17, 2011, 16:22 PM IST

Decontamination of New Delhi`s radioactive hotspots underway

Experts have started the process of decontaminating radiation hotspots in New Delhi.

May 17, 2010, 12:37 PM IST

IAEA asks India to account for radioactive material accident

The UN nuclear watchdog on Saturday demanded an explanation from India for a fatal accident involving radioactive material.

May 02, 2010, 09:41 AM IST