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Man claims he hoarded radioactive material for immortality

Posted By Kristen Butler, UPI.com   |   March 25, 2013 at 3:47 PM   |   Comments

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March 25 (UPI) -- Moscow Police detained a 35-year-old college professor last week for storing radioactive materials. Police found over 30 pounds of radioactive materials hoarded in multiple locations, according to The Moscow News.

The professor had a friend who was convinced that exposure to fissionable materials would help him live forever. They had apparently visited the site of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear accident for this purpose.

The detainee explained that the pair collected contaminated items to continue the life-extending "treatment."

A criminal case has been brought against the professor for illegal handling of radioactive materials, which carries a sentence of up to seven years in prison.

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