Friday, January 27, 2006


The hunt for “radioactive dollars”

`Kazakhstan is on a nationwide hunt for dozens of “radioactive dollars” circulating in the country’s financial system.

The Kazakh central bank said in a letter to financial institutions the radiation level of the U.S. dollar notes was 100 times above normal. A Kazakh citizen brought them into the country in November, it said.

“(The dollars) pose a direct threat to people’s health,” said the letter, obtained by Reuters Wednesday.’

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