[an error occurred while processing this directive]

printer version

Radioactive stock missing in Nigeria

©Associated Press
March 1, 2003

UNITED NATIONS -- The International Atomic Energy Agency has sent an emergency mission to Nigeria to help find an undisclosed amount of missing or stolen radioactive material, the agency said Friday.

Nigeria asked the U.N. nuclear watchdog's Emergency Response Center for help earlier this month after the materials disappeared from an oil company in the southern Niger Delta oil region.

Agency workers arrived Feb. 16, an agency representative told the Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

Among the missing material is beryllium, a cancer-causing, radioactive material also used in the nuclear industry, the Vienna-based agency said.

[an error occurred while processing this directive]

Back to World & National news
[an error occurred while processing this directive]
  • Shuttle Disaster: Minutes before disaster, smiles from astronauts
  • Infantry unit ready to go, and get back
  • Nation in brief: New drug plan: limited coverage for Medicare users
  • Radioactive stock missing in Nigeria
  • N. Korea says U.S. reneged on deal
  • Health & Medicine: FDA wants strong labels on ephedra
  • Arabs won't ask Hussein to step down
  • U.S. might try Iraqis before military tribunals
  • Fighting Terror: No combat for U.S. in Philippines
  • Fighting terror: Cigarette smugglers sentenced
  • Palestinians disclose finances
  • World in brief: Brazil calls out soldiers for Carnival
  • [an error occurred while processing this directive]