CRIME REPORT

BY KEITH NUTHALL
THE THREAT of thefts of nuclear material in eastern Europe is declining, despite the recent upsurge in Islamic terrorism, the Milan-based United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute, (UNICRI), has claimed, in a study on environmental crime.

The report identifies 65 incidents of illicit trafficking. Of these known crimes, 29 came happened in civil nuclear power plants, five from military depots of radioactive fuel rods and four at nuclear research centres. UNICRI has concluded that radioactive smuggling takes ...


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