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People detained in Kazakhstan trying to sell almost a quarter ton of uranium concentrate

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The National Security Committee of Kazakhstan reports on preventing the illegal sale of dangerous goods. It is about a quarter of a ton of uranium concentrate, which the attackers tried to sell in the Kyzylorda region of the republic.




It is reported that the detention of a criminal group, which included four people, occurred a few days ago. Employees of the National Security Committee of Kazakhstan received information that criminals are going to sell more than 240 kg of uranium concentrate. As a result, marketers were detained in the act.

The uranium concentrate was in bags. When examining the contents, the employees of the National Security Committee of Kazakhstan used personal protective equipment. Dosimeters showed multiple excesses in the level of radiation - bags with dangerous contents were pretty “fonil”.

According to the latest information, criminals were able to steal uranium concentrate at one of the deposits in Kazakhstan. We are talking about a company that is developing a vanadium ore deposit. It turns out whether the abductors are employees of this enterprise.

A criminal case has been opened upon the discovery of a dangerous substance under the article of the Criminal Code of Kazakhstan, which prescribes punishment for illegal handling of radioactive substances, radioactive waste and nuclear materials.
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Website of the National Security Committee of Kazakhstan
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  1. Andrey Chistyakov
    Andrey Chistyakov 28 October 2019 10: 11
    +11
    People die for uranium ...
    1. Mcar
      Mcar 28 October 2019 10: 12
      +2
      Quote: Andrey Chistyakov
      People die for uranium ...

      For the cleanse.
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      2. Shurik70
        Shurik70 28 October 2019 21: 45
        +1
        Oh, fuck! belay
        If radioactive materials are transported in a protective container - for 240 kg of concentrate this container will be the size of a sea container. And smugglers probably have no money for such protection.
        And if without protection - couriers will have a large dose.
        And why are people without protection in the photo?
        Either the country of frightened idiots, or ... fake news.
        what
        1. Baursak
          Baursak 29 October 2019 06: 58
          0
          This is a uranium concentrate, it is weakly phonite. It is necessary to protect mainly the respirator. From alpha emitters.
    2. Teberii
      Teberii 28 October 2019 10: 15
      +5
      That's about the way North Korea has become a nuclear power, and how many more people around the world.
      1. bouncyhunter
        bouncyhunter 28 October 2019 10: 19
        +5
        Quote: Teberii
        and how many more people want around the world

        A lot of . And therefore: demand creates supply.
        1. maxim947
          maxim947 28 October 2019 10: 31
          +3
          Not so sick ..
          And it must have been a sales system
          1. bouncyhunter
            bouncyhunter 28 October 2019 10: 35
            +3
            hi
            Quote: maxim947
            And it must have been a sales system

            I’m hinting at that. And this is in Kazakhstan, where the relative order. And what can happen where the mess, but there are uranium mines? wink
            1. maxim947
              maxim947 28 October 2019 10: 43
              +3
              It was noted that radioactive materials of this kind could be used by terrorists to create “dirty bombs”.
              hi
              1. bouncyhunter
                bouncyhunter 28 October 2019 10: 47
                +7
                That's just it, that not only countries are interested in such materials, but also barmaleis of different stripes. And this is not good. No.
            2. astepanov
              astepanov 28 October 2019 11: 24
              +23
              Quote: bouncyhunter
              what can happen where the mess is, but there are uranium mines?
              And what if there are uranium mines? It is still necessary to obtain concentrate from ore - and this is not easy. And extract uranium from the concentrate and clean it very carefully, because many impurities (for example, Cd, B) make it unsuitable. Then fluorinate. Uranium mine workers do not know how. Then enrich it with isotope 235 .... By the way, 500 kg of concentrate is about 220 - 400 kg in terms of uranium, and for uranium 235 - from 1,6 to 3 kg. And it is impossible to completely isolate them. So no one will be able to make a vigorous bonbu from these bags, do not hesitate. And the price of this uranium is low. Now on the world market unenriched uranium costs around $ 60 per kg, concentrate is at least three times cheaper, stolen concentrate is even cheaper, probably around $ 10 / kg. So the whole supply is 5 thousand bucks. And you can’t buy a car, especially since a lot of people are probably involved in theft. No, these guys are weak against Colonel Zakharchenko.
              1. 210ox
                210ox 28 October 2019 11: 52
                +3
                Alexey, thanks for the clarification. But they are not going to make an atomic bomb from this raw material ... But to scatter where people live ..
                1. astepanov
                  astepanov 28 October 2019 11: 57
                  +9
                  The activity of the uranium concentrate is low. Of course, there can be problems when getting inside. But, fortunately, the solubility of U3O8 in water is negligible. Waste from nuclear power plants as radioactive "poisons" is incommensurably more effective than uranium concentrate - and, possibly, more affordable. Who and why bought this rubbish - I don’t know.
                2. dgonni
                  dgonni 28 October 2019 12: 24
                  +3
                  There is not a very big background in fact. Once there was a damned house in Kiev. People having settled in a new socket in one entrance died like flies. Then they sorted it out. What a weirdo in the letter M. I managed to throw a capsule with an isotope into the sand pit to check the welds. Essno, without splitting, she hit the concrete slab with sand. 5-6 families went to the forefathers.
                  P.S. The uranium concentrate phonite maltz is larger than red granite from the Dnepropetrovsk region. Although beautiful, the house is not recommended from the word waabsche. On the street at least do fountains!
                  1. balunn
                    balunn 28 October 2019 14: 01
                    +2
                    there was no uranium in the capsule. A lot of uranium made dishes (uranium glass).
                    1. Alex koch
                      Alex koch 28 October 2019 15: 44
                      +4
                      There was cesium-137
                    2. dgonni
                      dgonni 28 October 2019 15: 53
                      +2
                      The stump is clear that it is not uranium. That capsule in the device was inserted into a massive piece of iron with a lead shell, and with regenoscopy, a curtain opened there. Also specific.
                      1. Alex koch
                        Alex koch 28 October 2019 16: 01
                        +3
                        Here is such a "pig"
                  2. Alex koch
                    Alex koch 28 October 2019 15: 43
                    +4
                    Not in Kiev, but in Kramatorsk. Not a sand pit, but a granite one. I didn’t throw it away, but they loved it in the army way. Not to check the seams, but from the level gauge)))
                    1. dgonni
                      dgonni 28 October 2019 15: 54
                      0
                      And what was the same canoe in Kramatorsk?
                      1. Alex koch
                        Alex koch 28 October 2019 15: 56
                        +5
                        This canoe was in Kramatorsk, in Kiev it wasn’t
                        https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Радиационный_инцидент_в_Краматорске
                3. balunn
                  balunn 28 October 2019 13: 58
                  0
                  Uranium is alpha active. They work with uranium tablets manually.
              2. Baloo
                Baloo 28 October 2019 12: 36
                +2
                Quote: astepanov
                And you can’t buy a car, especially since a lot of people are probably involved in theft. No, these guys are weak against Colonel Zakharchenko.

                good wink yes That's for sure. Thanks Alex, reassured brother.
            3. Barmaleyka
              Barmaleyka 28 October 2019 12: 55
              +1
              Quote: bouncyhunter
              And this is in Kazakhstan, where the relative order

              Was it humor?
              in RK it is sold and bought ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING AND AT ALL LEVELS
          2. Krasnoyarsk
            Krasnoyarsk 28 October 2019 11: 25
            +3
            Quote: maxim947
            Not so sick ..
            And it must have been a sales system

            And I thought about that. Why were they taken? After all, not in the market, they were going to sell it by weight or by glass as seeds. There was a customer, you have to "take" him and continue to pull the thread.
            1. Military Builder
              Military Builder 29 October 2019 06: 24
              0
              There was a customer, you have to "take" him and continue to pull the thread.

              yeah, and do not go out on ourselves laughing
        2. 210ox
          210ox 28 October 2019 10: 48
          +4
          Good afternoon, Pasha. You can't make anything worthwhile out of it in a handicraft way .. But to scatter, clog up .. To damage people's health ... There will be "woodpeckers" dreaming about it.
          1. bouncyhunter
            bouncyhunter 28 October 2019 10: 59
            +5
            Hello Dima ! hi Waste is also suitable for a "dirty bomb", not to mention concentrate. sad
          2. Vol4ara
            Vol4ara 28 October 2019 11: 17
            +5
            Quote: 210ox
            Good afternoon, Pasha. You can't make anything worthwhile out of it in a handicraft way .. But to scatter, clog up .. To damage people's health ... There will be "woodpeckers" dreaming about it.

            Yes, uranium is not very dangerous, relatively of course. But to get into old radiation therapy devices and extract cobalt 60 from there or into an old rite at some kind of lighthouse, this will be a disaster. There were already cases with the first and second, but they were stupid metal scrapers
      2. minus
        minus 28 October 2019 10: 50
        0
        Come on) Many have enough uranium) But not everyone can enrich it in order to obtain a high concentration of uranium 235)
      3. Nycomed
        Nycomed 28 October 2019 10: 53
        -6
        That's right. Only he is sun-like - Fart! good
    3. Civil
      Civil 28 October 2019 12: 59
      0
      What a news! This scandal and an occasion to check all the enterprises of Kazakhstan!
  2. bessmertniy
    bessmertniy 28 October 2019 10: 13
    0
    Send detainees to uranium mines - to the grave plaque! am
    1. Volodin
      Volodin 28 October 2019 10: 33
      +5
      Quote: bessmertniy
      Detainees sent to uranium mines

      Perhaps they are from there
    2. 210ox
      210ox 28 October 2019 10: 49
      +13
      Normal people work in uranium mines, why are there diving? Yes, and this concentrate is clearly not from the mine, but from the processing plant.
      1. Doliva63
        Doliva63 28 October 2019 11: 19
        +3
        Quote: 210ox
        Normal people work in uranium mines, why are there diving? Yes, and this concentrate is clearly not from the mine, but from the processing plant.

        Yeah, I also thought - where is the deposit, where is the concentrate immediately extracted? laughing
  3. askort154
    askort154 28 October 2019 10: 32
    +2
    They took it early, it was necessary to take it together with the buyer. yes
  4. Prisoner
    Prisoner 28 October 2019 10: 40
    +1
    Extremes however. What kind of adventures does a person not go for the sake of profit.
  5. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 28 October 2019 10: 46
    +12
    As for the radioactivity - they were reinsured! These are not rods from the "hot zone" ... Well, the radioactivity is higher than the background. Well, every ten. However, up to a dangerous dose there ... You need to sleep on these bags for a year ... laughing
  6. Jerk
    Jerk 28 October 2019 10: 50
    +6
    Already curious - but who the hell is he for? !!! Those who know how to enrich uranium - and so have access to it and 250 kilos of dirty ore they do not do weather. And what for the rest of him? !!! You can't even make a dirty bomb out of it ...
    1. Vita vko
      Vita vko 28 October 2019 11: 33
      +11
      Quote: Jerk
      Already curious - and who the hell is he for?

      The special services themselves, like the KNB, need it. note found stupidly bags at the collective farmers, not the distribution channel. In winter, the peasants in the villages have nothing to eat, so they agreed to earn some money and winter in a warm place where they feed for free. The KNB set a tick for itself in the reports, and they can and will remove someone who is objectionable from the uranium mining enterprise to the noise.
  7. Naughty
    Naughty 28 October 2019 10: 55
    -1
    Quote: Mountain Shooter
    As for the radioactivity - they were reinsured! These are not rods from the "hot zone" ... Well, the radioactivity is higher than the background. Well, every ten. However, up to a dangerous dose there ... You need to sleep on these bags for a year ... laughing



    So the collective farmers stole it all. In fact, they just raked this good into bags. Hearing that you can weld another thousand tenge))) And they decided to sell it in Kzyl Orda)))))) Who needs it there?))))) And not a concentrate this is Kazakhs just pondered Elementary production radioactive waste
  8. Motivatornick
    Motivatornick 28 October 2019 10: 58
    0
    on the black market, uranium will see a price hike. In general, if you engage in conspiracy theories, then as an option, the customer is terrorist organizations from Afghanistan. There is a day's journey to Afghanistan by car. Attempts to make dirty bombs have been underway for a long time by our special services. And maybe another setup to prepare for Russia. After all, they have not been there for a long time. In general, Kazakhstan is a leader in uranium mining and campaigning locally well bargained to the left.
    1. LiSiCyn
      LiSiCyn 28 October 2019 12: 17
      +4
      Quote: Motivatornick
      There a day’s journey to Afghanistan by car.

      Come on laughing
      Do you have a car with wings and a propeller? Passes, borders, settlements, will you fly?
      Here from Almaty to Bishkek, ~ 250 km through Kurdai (pass) - 4-5 hours.
  9. bankirchik34
    bankirchik34 28 October 2019 11: 08
    -2
    kapets, uranium concentrate is already sold, where this world is going to roll
  10. 7,62x54
    7,62x54 28 October 2019 11: 34
    0
    A good reason for amers to raise a tantrum that in the post-Soviet space uranium is in use and it is time to introduce external control.
    1. Sapsan136
      Sapsan136 28 October 2019 12: 02
      +3
      First of all, this issue needs to be raised by Russia and demand the transfer of control over uranium storage and production facilities to it. Since all these post-Soviet kings are not able to provide control over such objects and simply answer for their words!
      1. 7,62x54
        7,62x54 28 October 2019 12: 15
        -3
        Russia no longer rises to demand anything. Kazakhstan has long since left orbit.
        1. Sapsan136
          Sapsan136 28 October 2019 12: 59
          +2
          Well, if Kazakhstan spits on Russia, then it is time for Russia to spit on it, stopping the transfer of weapons to it at symbolic prices ...
          1. 7,62x54
            7,62x54 28 October 2019 13: 01
            -1
            Offer it to someone who should be up there should hear a voice from below
  11. Terenin
    Terenin 28 October 2019 11: 46
    +5
    . When examining the contents, the employees of the National Security Committee of Kazakhstan used personal protective equipment.

    And, a meter away from them, a capture group and a crowd of detainees wassat do not bother with this trifle
  12. Sapsan136
    Sapsan136 28 October 2019 11: 57
    0
    This suggests that Kazakhstan’s desire to have independence is ahead of its ability to have it and be responsible for it. If the state cannot ensure the safety of nuclear facilities, including the places of extraction and storage of uranium ore, this is not the state ... The fact that the gang is neutralized and the ore was seized from the bandits can certainly be regarded as work on errors, partially already completed successfully, but this It does not remove questions about how and why this ore was stolen at all and why such objects are so badly protected and whether they are protected at all ...
    1. Raymym bek
      Raymym bek 28 October 2019 12: 18
      -4
      Do you understand what you wrote? The above knowledgeable people explained what these bags are. And what does the independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan have to do with it? We got it and are not going to give it to anyone. And the fact that the KNB seized some bags of waste: so it was Ablyazov and his party were preparing a provocation or worse: a terrorist attack
      1. Sapsan136
        Sapsan136 28 October 2019 13: 01
        +1
        (to knowledgeable people) it would not hurt to think that among terrorists there are also people with education ... and the Nazis did a dirty bomb by testing its prototype in 1944 ...
      2. minus
        minus 28 October 2019 14: 56
        +3
        Kazakhs are unlikely to be asked about independence ... Eggs will be pinched and all things .... As the Americans pinched Nazara, Russia can ... Unfortunately, with the collapse of the USSR, Russia became weak, and the republics lost their independence ... In unity and there was power .... As in that fable about a broom. There was a sheaf on the coat of arms, not a broom ... but you just didn’t break it, didn’t break it ... But you’re talking about independence now ... They will smash you without the support of Russia ..
        1. Raymym bek
          Raymym bek 29 October 2019 10: 26
          -1
          And we do not climb on the rampage, so there’s nothing to break us at. We are a peaceful country and do not go anywhere with our charter like some
  13. frizzy
    frizzy 28 October 2019 12: 36
    -1
    This is a pure set-up. This is what the Chekists did in the 90s with “red mercury.” This is what the KNB has to do, the Wakhobi have already been overfished.
    1. minus
      minus 28 October 2019 14: 59
      +2
      Chekists laughed from the tales of the yellow press on the occasions of red mercury at that time :)))
  14. Chaldon48
    Chaldon48 28 October 2019 12: 57
    +1
    In those places where laws do not work, people live according to gangster concepts and that’s it.
  15. Chaldon48
    Chaldon48 28 October 2019 12: 57
    0
    In those places where laws do not work, people live according to gangster concepts and that’s it.
  16. Chaldon48
    Chaldon48 28 October 2019 12: 57
    0
    In those places where laws do not work, people live according to gangster concepts and that’s it.
  17. aloleggry
    aloleggry 28 October 2019 13: 01
    0
    By Kakhakhstan standards, they were caught near the hydrometallurgical plant. Just 1500 km. Do not think anything bad. Phosphate fertilizers were made at this plant. The official version of 80's. An instrument for finding phosphorus deposits every morning, before entering the route, was calibrated using 60 cobalt.
  18. gas113
    gas113 28 October 2019 13: 07
    0
    All uranium is mined there by in situ leaching. It is processed at the mine to "yellow cake". During the technological process, it is freed from decay products and therefore is weakly active. During storage, it again accumulates decay products and the activity increases significantly
    1. aloleggry
      aloleggry 28 October 2019 14: 28
      0
      Not all uranium is extracted by leaching there. I know of one open source development. By the Babakh method and subsequent export by BelAZs. Hefty pit. If you look from the plane. You can’t walk on the ground.
      1. minus
        minus 28 October 2019 15: 03
        0
        Respected! Do not tell me the radioactivity of uranium ores? What is the content of uranium in the ore? Dust is dangerous when it enters the body, I do not argue .. but the phonite is uranium ore is not strong. Like metal uranium.
  19. NF68
    NF68 28 October 2019 14: 15
    0
    These thieves, and without the deadlines that they will receive for the theft, most likely signed a sentence on their own, and they did not have much to live on.
  20. capsid
    capsid 28 October 2019 17: 28
    0
    Who wrote off the money, or did not earn ...