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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Fire Alarms Stolen




MOSCOW -- Dozens of fire alarms containing radioactive materials have been stolen from several apartment blocks in a Ural Mountains city, and may cause contamination if taken apart, officials said Wednesday.


Forty-five smoke alarms containing Plutonium-238 were stolen in the city of Kopeisk, local civil defense authorities said, according to Itar-Tass.


Police, firefighters and civil defense workers were investigating, the news agency said. It did not say how much plutonium the alarms contained.