Top Ten Cases of Nuclear Thefts Gone Wrong

These thieves would have gotten away with it too, if it hadn’t been for those meddling anti-smuggling authorities

Nuclear material explodes into the sky during a thermonuclear test by the French Army in 1970. (Flickr user Pierre J.)

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Moldovan police arrest six people for attempting to sell more than one kilogram (2.2 pounds) of uranium-235, valued at approximately $20 million.

(Much thanks to Alex P. Schmid & Charlotte Spencer-Smith for their indispensable research on this subject.)

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