Reuters: IAEA chief Grossi says 2.5 tonnes of uranium missing from Libyan test site
Inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have discovered the loss of 2.5 tonnes of uranium from the Libyan test site. It is reported on March 15 Reutersreferring to the statement of the CEO of the organization Raphael Grossi.
The report states that on March 14, during an IAEA inspection, specialists “discovered that ten barrels containing approximately 2.5 tons of natural uranium in the form of uranium concentrate were missing.”
“Loss of information about the current location of nuclear material could pose a radiological risk, as well as nuclear safety issues,” the IAEA chief also said in a statement.
The IAEA will take all necessary steps to establish the circumstances of the removal of the uranium from the dump.
Bloomberg February 19 reported about what’s inside Iran discovered enriched uranium. It has been noted that 84% uranium is just below the level required to create a nuclear weapon.
March 4 Rafael Grossi declaredthat Iran is authorized not to give explanations to the organization concerning the reasons for the enrichment of uranium to 60%. However, he stressed that the IAEA should be allowed to carry out checks at Iranian nuclear facilities.
In turn, the permanent representative Russia with international organizations in Vienna Mikhail Ulyanovcomment on the situation declaredthat “various sorts of anomalies in the peaceful nuclear activities of States occur regularly”.