Libya: More than two tons of pure uranium lacking, IAEA says


Efforts are underway to seek out greater than two tons of pure uranium reported lacking from provides held in Libya, the International Atomic Energy Agency confirmed Wednesday.

A spokesman from the nuclear watchdog instructed CNN in an electronic mail that “approximately 2.5 tons of natural uranium” contained in 10 drums have been discovered to be lacking throughout an inspection on March 14.

“Agency safeguards inspectors found that 10 drums containing approximately 2.5 tons of natural uranium in the form of uranium ore concentrate were not present as previously declared at a location in the State of Libya,” the IAEA mentioned in its assertion.

IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi has knowledgeable the company’s member states and officers are working to seek out out what occurred to the uranium and the place it’s now, the assertion added.

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