3 Chinese who purchased 274 kilos of depleted uranium in Kyrgyzstan released from custody.
Three Chinese nationals that were arrested for smuggling 274 kilos
of depleted uranium from Kyrgyzstan to China were released from custody,
Russian media reported with reference to Chinese press.The Chinese
purchased depleted uranium in Kyrgyzstan last year for US$2 thousand
from sellers of scrap metal being unaware of its harmful properties of
this metal for human beings. The Chinese brought uranium into China and
hid it in the house of father-in-law of one of them. They were surprised
that metal was shining and glistening in the darkness. One of the
sellers kept a small piece of uranium under his bed.These Chinese were
arrested after they asked metal experts about real price of this metal.
They were released from custody recently. The Prosecutor decided the
fact that detainees were unaware of harmful properties of the smuggled metal was enough to set them free, Chinese media reported. Depleted
uranium is product obtained during uranium refinement used in production
of nuclear weapon and electric power engineering. The density of
depleted uranium is twice higher than that of lead. It can be used for
armor plating. Depleted uranium does not affect skin, but it is very
harmful for kidneys, lungs and other bodies.
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