Libya: More than two tons of natural uranium missing, IAEA says


Efforts are underway to search out greater than two tons of pure uranium reported lacking from provides held in Libya, the Worldwide Atomic Vitality Company confirmed Wednesday.

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

“Company safeguards inspectors discovered that 10 drums containing roughly 2.5 tons of pure uranium within the type of uranium ore focus weren’t current as beforehand declared at a location within the State of Libya,” the IAEA mentioned in its assertion.

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