ankara - The Turkish police seized almost one and a half kilos of the radioactive element californium-252 in the capital Ankara. The news channel NTV reported this on Monday. Four people have been arrested. They would have wanted to sell the nuclear material for $ 70 million. Where it comes from and who was interested in it is still unclear.
Californium was first made synthetically in the United States in the 1950s. Nowadays it is also produced in Russia. It is used, among other things, for the initiation of nuclear reactors.