19 Jan '12, 2am
Radioactive material has been stolen from a nuclear power station in Egypt: Report
CAIRO (REUTERS) - Radioactive material has been stolen from a nuclear power station on Egypt's Mediterranean coast that was the site of violent protests last week, state-run al-Ahram newspaper reported on Thursday. A safe containing radioactive material at the Dabaa nuclear power plant was seized while another safe containing radioactive material was broken open and part of its contents taken, the newspaper said. The government has alerted security authorities and asked that specialised teams help in the search for the stolen material, al-Ahram reported. More than a dozen people were wounded last week when military police tried to disperse hundreds of Egyptian protesters demanding the relocation of the Dabaa plant, which is still under construction.