Radioactive nugget found at waste plant

A highly dangerous radioactive nugget of Caesium-137, a product of nuclear bombs and reactors, has been recovered after a cement plant dumped it as metallic rubbish in the northwestern province of Shaanxi, state media said yesterday.

Saturday, 28 March, 2009, 12:00am

Deadly radioactive nugget missing on mainland

A watermelon-sized ball of lead containing a nugget of radioactive Caesium-137 has been missing in Tongchuan, Shaanxi, since Monday, probably buried under tonnes of scrap metal waiting to be smelted, an official from the city's Environmental Protection Bureau has confirmed.

27 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Police probe theft of radioactive caesium from Kowloon hospital

Hong Kong police and the Department of Health last night were investigating the theft of a small quantity of a radioactive substance from a Kowloon public hospital.

The Hospital Authority said the substance, Caesium-137, was found missing yesterday morning during a regular check by a member of staff of United Christian Hospital in Kwun Tong.

2 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Customs seizure

PARIS: Three men are being held by police after customs officers discovered a quantity of an isotope used in the nuclear industry. Four kilograms of caesium-133, worth two million francs (HK$2.8 million), was discovered when customs officials stopped a car at La Ferriere-sous-Jougne, in eastern France.

21 Jan 1993 - 12:00am