ANKARA – The substance that the Turkish police in the capital Ankara took proves to have no radioactive material. It is a chemical compound that no radioactivity radiates, concluded the Turkish organization for nuclear TAEK.
The police thought nearly a half kilo of the radioactive element californium-252 in seizure to have taken. There were four persons arrested, and that the ’nuclear material’ wanted to sell for $ 70 million. TAEK noted, however, that it is a more innocent connection
Californium was in the fifties for the first synthetically produced in the United States. Nowadays it is also produced in Russia. It is used for the triggering of nuclear reactors.