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Uranium Smugglers Arrested in Moldova

Moldovan authorities have arrested five people who were trying to sell four pounds of yellowcake uranium for $11 million. It’s unclear where the uranium comes from or whom they were trying to sell it to, but authorities hope to be able to answer at least the first of those questions after a German atomic center analyzes the uranium. Yellowcake cannot be used for a bomb; it is the most commonly occurring form of uranium and must be enriched before it is weapons grade.