The International Atomic Energy Agency said in a confidential report this week that 2.5 tons of natural uranium have gone missing from a site in Libya that is not controlled by the government.
Reuters reported that the U.N. nuclear watchdog informed member states of the news this week, according to documents viewed by the publication.
A statement from IAEA chief Rafael Grossi said that the inspection was supposed to happen last year, but “had to be postponed because of the security situation in the region.”
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Investigators “found that 10 drums containing approximately 2.5 tons of natural uranium in the form of UOC (uranium ore concentrate) previously declared by (Libya) … as being stored at that location were not present at the location,” the report said.
“The loss of knowledge
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