Friday, August 24, 2007

Good News: Uranium Missing in China

Strange how this could happen, especially when they're so stringent with product safety. Well, let's hope they find this stuff so they can get back to making children's toys filled with lead.

China searches for 8 kg of "missing" uranium
BEIJING (Reuters) - Eight kg (17 lb) of radioactive uranium has gone missing in China, delaying the verdict in a trial of four men charged with attempting to sell it on the black market, state media said on Friday.

A court in Guangzhou, capital of China's southern province of Guangdong, heard the four tried to sell the material between 2005 and January 2007, the China Daily said.

The men were arrested in January after a potential buyer in Hong Kong reported them to the authorities, the paper said.

However, despite having the four men in custody, police were unable to locate the uranium.

"The men claimed it had been lost because it had been moved around so much between potential buyers," the paper said.

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