Radioactive Material Found in Basement

Associated Press

Authorities said Sunday they have arrested a Polish man after they found 11 pounds of radioactive material in the basement of a suburban apartment.

Uta Foelster, a spokeswoman for the Justice Ministry, identified the material as uranoxid. Experts say it is not suitable for making nuclear explosive devices.

Foelster said the material had been stored in a lead container and there was no threat to neighbors.

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