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Iran-Bound Radioactive Cargo Seized In Bulgaria

Containers with waste nuclear fuel delivered from the Kozlodui nuclear plant in Bulgaria to Russia (file photo) (epa) July 19, 2006 -- Bulgarian authorities say that they have stopped a truck carrying radioactive material to Iran at its frontier with Romania.

Sergei Tzochev, the head of the Bulgarian Nuclear Regulatory Agency, said the truck was registered in Turkey and had been hired by a British firm.

Tzochev said the truck was stopped today on its way to Istanbul and Tehran.

The truck was carrying cesium, among other radioactive materials.

(AFP, Focus,

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