Japanese 17-year-old high school student arrested on uranium ore: Police charged with breaking the law

Recently, according tomedia reports, because of illegal nuclear raw materials related laws, Japanese police arrested three people, including a teenager. One of them, a 24-year-old temporary worker, is suspected of auctioning uranium raw materials online in October-November 2017, after which a 61-year-old pharmacist bought some of the uranium for nearly $2,000.

Japanese 17-year-old high school student arrested on uranium ore: Police charged with breaking the law

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The trio also included a 17-year-old high school student who bought uranium ore from overseas websites in January 2018 and refined it himself, then transferred soluble uranium compounds to four people in May and June of that year.

The high school student said he just wanted to keep uranium in his collection.

Although many believe the high school student has a strong interest in chemistry to buy uranium, the police handed over the documents to the prosecution, accusing the high school student of violating the Thalysin Anti-Dot Act and the Atomic Furnace and other regulations.

Uranium is the primary raw material for the making of atomic bombs, which is sold online by companies in the United States and the Netherlands because of the strict controls on such items in Japan, where only Japanese research companies or some companies can obtain materials such as uranium ore.

In addition, the purity of the shaft compounds involved in this event is about 20%, far less than the normal 60%-80%, the harm is not great.

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