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Radioactive Parcel Bound for U.S. Seized in Ukraine

A radioactive package addressed to the United States has been seized at Ukraine’s main airport in the capital Kiev, Ukrainian officials said Wednesday. The regional emergencies ministry said the package, discovered Tuesday, was emitting radiation at a rate thousands of times higher than the norm in Kiev of 0.05 milliroentgens an hour. “This material is being investigated,” said Mykola Karabet, duty officer for the emergencies ministry in the Borispyl region of Kiev. “We do not know what it is. “It was a parcel in some luggage to be sent by air transport… There is no threat to human health or life.” The United States has been on alert for suspect packages since Washington was all but shut down by letters containing anthrax powder in 2001. Full Story

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