Russian scientists have successfully tested the world’s first “dirty bomb” in the name of world peace.
The device, known as a P-Bandit, is a miniature, high-pressure device designed to blast a high-energy nuclear waste-disposal device into the ground, the Associated Press reports.
The Russian military said in a statement that the device was tested by the military in an underground bunker in central Russia, but it did not elaborate.
The AP says the device uses a type of radioactive material known as beryllium-60, which is highly radioactive.
The P-bandit is designed to deliver a nuclear device by igniting the beryls of radioactive isotopes in a high pressure detonation, according to the AP.
The Barents and Kara Seas have already spent hundreds of billions of dollars on the project.
The United States has spent nearly $2 billion on the program.