Fears After Atomic Theft

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DEADLY caesium stolen from an iron-smelting plant in Bulgaria may have been smuggled out and into the hands of terrorists.

The Bulgarian Atomic Agency yesterday admitted two cylinders of highly radioactive caesium 137 had been stolen from the Kremikovci smelting plant, just outside the capital Sofia.

Last night, physicists at the Bulgarian Academy of Science warned the material could be used by terror groups.

The theft, coming just weeks after the alleged sales of weapons to Iraq, could further jeopardise Bulgaria's entry into NATO.
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