Radioactive material reportedly stolen from Egypt plant

By REUTERS
January 19, 2012 03:40

 
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CAIRO - Radioactive material has been stolen from a nuclear power station on Egypt's Mediterranean coast that was the site of violent protests last week, state-run Al-Ahram newspaper reported on Thursday.

A safe containing radioactive material at the Dabaa nuclear power plant was seized while another safe containing radioactive material was broken open and part of its contents taken, the newspaper said.

The government has alerted security authorities and asked that specialized teams help in the search for the stolen material, Al-Ahram reported.

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