Pakistan Posts Lost & Found Advertisements For Missing Radioactive Isotopes

 - May 9, 2007
References: nature
Pakistan has published advertising asking individuals who may come across "lost or missing radioactive isotopes" to report as quickly as possible. Arms control experts in the Western world are very nervous about what is motivating these articles and are keeping a close eye on the situation. How do you lose radioactive isotopes anyway? It's not like they are freely available to just anyone to misplace. Aren't there security safeguards in place to keep ordinary folks like you and me out of the path of radioactive materials? It's a scary world we live in folks.