Central Banking

Hunt on for 'radioactive dollars' in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan is currently hunting for dozens of "radioactive dollars" circulating in the country's financial system.

The Kazakh central bank told financial institutions in a letter that 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, quoted by Reuters on Wednesday.

Officials called on banks and exchange bureaux to increase efforts t

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