April 15, 2024

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IAEA warns of 2.5 tons of uranium missing from a site in Libya

A disappearance that “could pose a radiological hazard and nuclear safety problems,” fears the international body.

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Le Figaro

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IAEA Director General Raffaele Grossi. Evelyn Hagstein/Reuters

This is confusing and confusing information. In a statement, Consulted by Reuters, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said its inspectors had discovered 2.5 tons of natural uranium missing from a Libyan nuclear site that was not under government control. Tuesday’s study resulted in a discovery that was initially planned last year. She had “Postponed due to the security situation in the region”, Rafael Croce, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, says:

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So the IAEA will conduct an investigation to determine the circumstances surrounding the withdrawal of uranium from an unnamed site. And add: “Loss of knowledge of the current location of nuclear material may present radiological risk and nuclear safety concerns.” In 2003, under the leadership of Libya Muammar Gaddafi It had given up its nuclear weapons program and acquired centrifuges capable of increasing the amount of its uranium. Libya has seen little peace since a NATO-backed uprising toppled Gaddafi in 2011. Since 2014, political control has been shared between the contested East and West factions.

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