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Saturday, May 5, 2018

Idaho State Lost A Gram Of Weapons-Grade Plutonium, Fined Less Than $9,000


According to a report by the Associated Press, Idaho State University has lost one gram of weapons-grade plutonium which was being used for research purposes before being 'misplaced.' In response, Digital Trends reports, the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has proposed an 8,500-dollar fine against the university. Victor Dricks, an NRC spokesperson, said that while the amount of plutonium that went missing was too small to create a nuclear weapon, it would be enough to make a dirty bomb intended to spread the radioactive substance. The missing plutonium was discovered by a school employee during the course of a routine inventory investigation. Records from 2003 indicate that the material was on the campus and had been marked for disposal. However, there are no records to indicate that the disposal took place. https://ift.tt/2jyd1ku http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com

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